What do Catholic trauma survivors need? This week’s resources
Update: My Domestic Church has taken over the weekly 7 Quick Takes. I’ll try linking up there.
- First up: if you still aren’t in the Lenten spirit or have already bombed at every penance you promised, I have opened 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.
- “I was only joking! You’re so sensitive!” And then there’s Msgr. Pope at OSV with “What does the Church teach about teasing?“
- Faith Hakesley is at the Ruth Institute answering the questions many of us get asked, “Why did the victim keep going back to his/her abuser?” The answer is grooming. What is grooming?
- And what is financial abuse?
- Do you know the difference between codependency and enabling?
- PTSD isn’t exactly a relationship booster. A recent study looked at how brains affected by PTSD struggle to process social interaction input.
- 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: let’s talk ALL about Bruno!
Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers. Now give My Domestic Church a look-see.