What do trauma survivors need? This week’s resources, Catholic style
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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.
- Do you find yourself explaining yourself, then explaining some more, then explaining your explanation? Over-explaining is a trauma response related to “fawning.” Read here for more.
- I’ve been following MentalHealness (Lee) on TikTok since day 1 or 2. It’s a fascinating look into the mind of someone living with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. (warning: language)
- “What has made it hard for you to trust God with your whole heart? Can you return to a trusted place to begin healing that fractured trust?” Roxane Salonen has a beautiful peace on trust over at Catholic Mom: Returning to a Trustful Place.
- Going no-contact with family of origin is a touchy subject and one prone to lots of judgment from the outside (ask me how I know). Here are 8 things not to say to people who are estranged from their parents.
- A childhood sexual assault survivor shares her story of hearing the stories of offenders: Sexual abuse ruined my life. Then I worked with sex offenders.
- 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 is all audio and zero visual: Sus Long’s “God of Every Daughter.” Listen to the lyrics and tell me what you think in the comments.
Thanks for reading, listening & watching, fellow image-bearers. Now give My Domestic Church a look-see.