For some, the safe love is for their own heart and wellness- because the stress of their loved one’s addiction has caused true illness- heart disease, high blood pressure, mental illness due to-anxiety, drastic mood shifts, and mental sickness from the occasional life saved from overdose, right there in your living room or bathroom.
New Podcast- “Recovery Is Possible”
Listen to one mom’s letter of praise and gratitude for one son’s fight to live!
Their Addiction-My Journey: “Voices in My Head”
It’s been almost 20 years since the addiction roller coaster took off. This is where it began. I still wait for it to end.
Five Minute Friday- “Spontaneous”
One word, five minutes: "I dreamed of spontaneous weekend getaways, dinners out, and even moments of intimacy."
New Podcast- “Who Failed?”
A chat about unpacking our choices in handling a loved one's addiction. What did I do right? Or wrong? Did my decisions assist addiction or place a firm boundary around it?
If we’ve been raised with any moral compass, then we will feel the tension when it goes south.
“They asked if I had any prayer requests today. So, I answered, “Please pray for my daughter. It is hard to wake up every day wondering if she is alive.”
Five Minute Friday- “Both”
.."They both keep me going. Caught in the web of parental destruction, these children ease through like escape artists. My grandkids tend to rely on one another in ways other siblings never will. Shadows of unfair circumstances are illuminated by their grace and boldness. They both bless my life and teach me new wisdom daily."..
Authentic Truths- “Unedited Perception”
People rely on themselves for what only God provides, and it shows. We have entire courses to teach people how to be all about themselves! Self love sounds sufficient and enough.
Poetry- “Good Enough”
We all struggle to feel like we are 'enough'. Note: we ARE enough!