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.
- “This year, try making a Valentine’s Day resolution to alter the pattern of how you love.” Read more from Elayne Grosmith at Catholic Mom.
- BozLaw is a interstate law firm that specializes in representing in court survivors of sexual abuse. They have an insightful post on The Many Deceptions of Sex Offenders Who Get Caught and Those Who Believe Them.
- “There’s a gift there in the near darkness.” For those of us who were punished for breaking our parents’ sleep (and for those of us who as parents punished our children in any way for same), Carolyn Astfalk has a beautiful peace about nighttime parenting.
- February is Teen Dating Violence Month. On that note, here’s a piece for those who may still be healing from dating violence: Reflecting on My Abusive Relationship As an Adult.
- Speaking of dating & Valentine’s Day, what’s the difference between love and attachment?
- A breakdown of eight, count ’em, EIGHT types of scapegoating in the narcissistic family system. What flavor are you?
- 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: even Matthew Kelly is talking about the damage caused by narcissism in relationtionships!
Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers. Now give My Domestic Church a look-see.