Living with Reactive Attachment Disorder, other disorders, Parental Alienation, Divorce, Toxic People, Abuse, and Addictions, all these things that destroy families - Fight for your family!

Comrades at Arms

We were created for relationship...to live isolated brings sorrow and despair...
yet relationships are the hardest thing for all of us, whether in family, in marriage, or in friendship. It is a daily struggle for all, but always worth the fight.
We believe that we could face things far better with someone alongside of us, encouraging, supporting, advising, loving us through the very roughest of times.  But, sometimes, circumstances in life have a way of forcing us face hardship completely alone. That is where I found a deeper, richer, incredible relationship with God because so often, it was just HIM and me. Sometimes, it didn't feel like even HE was there.  Years later, I realized HE was there all the time.

When you're brokenhearted over relationships

Could You Not Tarry?

Proof of Friendship

Walk a Mile

Are you losing friends and  support, one by one because they don't understand what is happening in your home?  own?? and you're in the midst of a storm?  Do you feel like you are losing your friends one by one? Are you afraid to face your battles alone?  
Good friends are few and far in between.  Friendships are hard, just as all relationships are.  However, it is easier to isolate from friends.  Whenever other relationships are strained, we cannot remove ourselves completely because they are family, or co-workers, or clients, etc.  We are tied to them in more ways than just a desire to spend time with them.
Do you find yourself begging people to understand?  ...and they can't?

For You

S omewhere Out There

When you feel like no one's there... like no one cares...  Being alone when you are suffering seems to escalate the pain to unbearable.  There are aspects of parenting troubled children that take us to this place often.  We parents are many times falsely accused, blamed, and shunned because of our children. 
Divorced? In between relationships?   Having trouble waiting?  Longing for love? Are you in between relationships?  Take the time to heal... to grow... to wait... It will be worth it...

Stools and Pews

Looking for love and friendship in all the wrong places??  What to do?  Where do you go?  Going to the bars for companionship vs going to church.  My experiences in both worlds saddened me deeply…
  1. Honestly by Vota
    ♫♫...Honestly can I tell you where I'm at?...Honestly can I pull the curtain back?....Will you run if you see how weak I am?...♫♫
  2. The Real Me by Natalie Grant
    People may not get us or understand us. But, God sees the real us and loves us unconditionally.
  3. SUPPORT: How can I better support a friend through tough times?
    Episode 9 is the second in our two-part take on SUPPORT. Last time we looked at opening up when you need support, this time Ash and Ro explore how to support those who need us. Here are some discussion questions to fire up the conversation:

Make new friends, but keep the old... 
One is silver and the other gold...


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too?.... Thought I was the only one."           
 C.S. Lewis
Links About Forming Friendships:
Links about Relationships within the Family:

Poems About Self- Discovery

I Cry

Ice Princess

Together Forever

Getting over the pain of a relationship ending, moving on, letting go... Getting through a divorce... working through the pain... letting go of hope... moving on...
When pain in relationships cause you to close yourself off to others around you.  Pain and loss in relationships can cause us to harden ourselves... and protect ourselves from further pain in unhealthy ways...
What would do if you had to sit face to face between you and you, when you were a child?  What would you say?  While dealing with my past, my therapist asked me to have an adult conversation with myself when I was very young.  What is it I would say to her?  What would she tell me?... I sat there frozen.  I just did not know.  I was so disconnected from that little girl.. I went home to journal about it and wrote this...

Daddy's Girl

Dealing with yourself... become your own best friend...

The father~daughter relationship and how it affects all other male/female relationships. Father/ daughter relationships deeply affect how women relate to men later in life...
I have come to the conclusion... through reading, experiencing, and discovering ... that one MUST find their identity through Christ... believing that you are fully accepted and pleasing to Him who died for you.  Together with His unconditional love, your ability to strive to be the best you can be, finding your life's purpose and using the gifts that God has given you to help others... brings more peace and joy into your life that can't be taken away... It is also very important to learn to forgive yourself.  Not one of us is perfect.  People around us judge us from their perspective of what is going on, or by what they think they would do in our situation.  I think that 100% of the time, if they were really in our shoes for as long as we, and they had the same strengths, weaknesses and character that we do, we are doing far better than they ever could have.  Carry on, incredible moms and dads.  No one cares more about your family than you do.
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