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.

Brace yourselves. Lent is coming. Sick of failing at Lent? Maybe it’s time to find your cycle-breaking Beatitude. Image: Unsplash

  1. First up: if you still don’t know what to do for Lent, I’m opening up a private community on Facebook for people who want to spend their Lenten practice on creating intentional relationships where we can go for support when we are tempted to reach for those things not of God. Get heard at Heard Mentality.
  2. PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEACH! Christi Braschler is at Catholic Mom with a post for all of us who didn’t/don’t have a village to help us raise our kids.
  3. COVID & teletherapy: a match made in heaven. Maybe. This British study looks at the differences in outcomes between in-person therapy and online counseling in university students.
  4. Lara Patangan of Simple Mercies has a piece at Catholic Mom about how celebration and reflection are two sides of the same spiritual coin. Trauma survivors, read her Shrove Tuesday for some ponderings on how celebration has its place next to remorse in the spiritual life.
  5. Our Sunday Visitor News has a twist on a question abuse survivors and those who love them ask: Why would God create someone who will choose hell?
  6. Music and art therapy seem to help with depression and PTSD, among other disorders. Scientists are at last interested in finding out why.
  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: can dogs get PTSD?

Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers. Now give My Domestic Church a look-see.

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