This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors
Update: My Domestic Church has taken over the weekly 7 Quick Takes. I’ll try linking up there.
- Michelle Hamel has an amazing blog about God’s long game, healing the wounded so their message will draw others to Him for healing: The Gift of an Unexpected Connection.
- Oh my goodness, here we are two weeks into the new year and I’m just sharing here that All Things New made it onto TWO best books of 2021 lists. First, go take a peek at ARK Watson’s Insta, where she says “And All Things New was more revelatory than a year’s worth of therapy.”
- And Carolyn Astfalk includes ATN in her Best Adult Nonfiction category. Thank you!
- Speaking of Carolyn, she has a lovely piece at Catholic Mom about nighttime parenting–a ship I alas missed, but reading this article was a balm to the wound not only to what I should have been but to what I should myself have received.
- A support group sister turned me on to Rumi’s poem “The Guest House.” I found it a great reminder of the fact that our feelings and thoughts are neither obligations nor life sentences but rather guests that do not stay forever.
- Dr. Craig Malking of Rhttps://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Narcissism-Secret-Recognizing-Narcissists/dp/0062348116ethinking Narcissism has a quick read out there: 8 Lasting Effects of Having Narcissistic Parents.
- 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 (please, leave a review–it takes courage, but it helps the people who need the message find it), and don’t forget to link up with this month’s An Open Book from Carolyn Astfalk & Catholic Mom.
This week’s AV, as we approach the birthday of Robert Burns why not, here’s another goodie from Cinema Therapy, this one on BRAVE.
Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers. Now give My Domestic Church a look-see.