Being a parent is not easy, but watching your children walk through trials such as bullying can be downright brutal. With the kids going back to school, it's important to know how to handle their needs not just physically but emotionally as well.
Category: trauma bond
Hope Breakfast by Sunrise of Pasco: Keynote Speaker- Dana Rutherford
Dana Rutherford shares her story of overcoming abuse through receiving services from Sunrise of Pasco just three years prior. She is now a domestic violence advocate and speaker. Click to see more.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Dating After Divorce
"Dating after divorce, especially if the prior relationship was toxic, can be challenging. You have been starved of genuine love and attention for so long that you almost crave it. On the flip side, you may be so extremely sensitive to red flags that you are almost looking for any reason to run because you never want to endure what you survived again. So, how do you find a balance?"
Tim’s Take on God’ Love for the Addict
It's so easy to judge the addict, but what if that addict was your child, parent, or loved one? Tim discusses what God sees when he looks at that person struggling and how we should as well.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Psychological Abuse: Gaslighting, Reactive Abuse, and More
Many people walk around psychologically abused, and they don't even know it's happening. Tactics such as gaslighting and reactive abuse are just some of the weapons used against survivors to keep them confused and blaming themselves. Read on to learn more about this and how I took back my life from it.
Tim’s Take on the Single Mom Stigma
When a person on social media had "keyboard courage" to say that Tim was weak and foolish to marry a single mom who "just wanted a baby daddy," it made him reflect on the stigma that single moms endure. It also brought out the fact that being a father figure can be looked at as "weak" in some eyes. Read on for his take on this topic.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to ADHD:How Stigma Leads to Suffering
There is SO much more to ADHD than just being hyper or distracted, and stigmas are causing many kids and adults to be misdiagnosed with behavioral issues. My sons' battles caused them to beg me for help. I pray my story helps another parent who may be allowing people's opinions cause them to feel ashamed to get their children (or themselves) the help that they need.
Tim’s Take on a Police Officer’s Regret
As a former police officer, Tim saw domestic violence cases daily, but this one sticks out more than any other. He only wishes he had done one other thing. Read on to hear more from Tim.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to How the Church’s Silence Hurts the Divorced/Remarried Christian
Remarriage and divorce are so common in the church yet not talked about often. In fact, a fear of advocating for divorce is hurting many who need encouragement. But what about abuse and the lack of it being brought up as grounds for divorce? Could that silence be INCREASING the divorce and abuse rates in the church? This is a must-read challenge to the church on behalf of a divorced and remarried survivor of domestic violence.
The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Body Image: Eating Disorders, Insecurity, and Everywhere In-between
Body image issues aren't just painful. For many, they can be completely traumatic. This trauma response can vary from low self-esteem to full-blown eating disorders and can be triggered by food issues to sexual abuse or more. Read on to see how healing is possible both cognitively and spiritually.