7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 12Nov2021

So I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Kelly Mantoan of Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum has decided that it’s time to put an end to the 7QT weekly linkup.

So while there will no longer be a place for me to link up this weekly list of resources, articles, and thoughtful content for those of us who live at the places where Catholicism and trauma healing overlap… I’m inclined to keep it going.


Because over the past few weeks, I was wondering if it might be time for me to move my time resources away from this particular item on the to do list, and someone messaged me privately to say how much she was getting out of these posts, especially in terms of making sense of her past. So at least for now, I’m going to keep posting these as long as my schedule allows. God bless you for reading.

This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

Ready for growth? Maybe it’s time to find your cycle-breaking Beatitude. Image: Unsplash
  1. One of the things I hear the most from people who hear my story is, “But I don’t have trauma.” Well, PTSD is not uncommon.
  2. A question I address in All Things New and that a LOT of family dysfunction survivors ask every day: Should your narcissistic parents have access to your kids?
  3. Trust in God can be such a HUGE barrier for trauma survivors. Laura Nelson at Catholic Mom writes about lessons in humility and trust from her GPS.
  4. Here’s a lovely piece out of Cincinati about community resources and law enforcement working together to build relationships that provide healing for adverse childhood experiences.
  5. Hey, trauma survivors affected by depression: Pope Francis is asking us all to pray for you this month.
  6. If you’ve been reading these posts for any length of time, you may have noticed my interest in the topic of moral injury, especially the perpetrator type. Here’s a great piece that describes moral injury and emerging options on what to do about it.
  7. Ending with your weekly reminder that All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family is available for purchase. Already read your copy? Leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads, and don’t forget to link up with this month’s An Open Book from Carolyn Astfalk & Catholic Mom.

This week’s media: I received another chance to talk with Anne DeSantis of Patchwork Heart Ministries & Fiat Ministry Network. This one is for last week’s episode of Journeys in Faith, and we talk a little bit about All Things New, a little bit about my reversion story, and a little bit about the forthcoming Filled With Good: Theology of the Body for Food Addicts.

Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers.


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