This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

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.

Freezing or thawing? Maybe it’s time to find your cycle-breaking Beatitude. Image: Unsplash
  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
  3. And Carolyn Astfalk includes ATN in her Best Adult Nonfiction category. Thank you!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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 (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.

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