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.
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.
Abuse can continue when the victims leave. In my case of coparenting with a narcissist, it magnified, and the weapons were our children. This is a must-read if you or someone you know is coparenting with an abuser.
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 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...