The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Romance After Wreckage

Romance is much more than being swept away, having sex, or a cheesy Hollywood movie. It's also more than the manipulative "honeymoon stage" of the abuse cycle. You CAN have romance after wreckage (including sex and fancy dates), and this is what it looks like in real life.

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 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 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 Dirty Love

Love can get a little messy, but sometimes, it gets downright dirty. Read on to find out how Satan can use our relationships to pervert what God intended love to be in our lives.

The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Sex vs Intimacy: Ditching Trauma Bonding for True Connection

Anyone can have sex, but not everyone will experience intimacy. For some like me, toxic trauma bonding impersonated for a long time. But what if I told you that there's nothing sexier than true intimacy? Read on to see how to see what I mean.

The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Parenting with a Mental Illness

I used to cry many days that my mental health conditions were making me a "bad parent." God showed me that he created every part of me, including my mind. If you are parenting with a mental illness, this blog is for you.

The Trauma Survivor’s Guide to Trusting Again After Being Cheated On

The pit of my stomach felt like a dagger had been lodged into it. I didn’t know whether to throw up or scream. All I knew was that my entire world had changed in just one revelation, and I was broken into pieces...