Full of strength and wisdom

A wise man is full of strength,     and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war,     and in abundance of counselors there is victory. ~ Proverbs 24:5-6, ESV ~ What war are you waging in an attempt to claim victory? In our culture, we have this conversation about toxic masculinity along … Continue reading Full of strength and wisdom

The Power of Healthy Relationships

A codependent focuses on others and their problems to such an extent that the codependent's life is often adversely affected.  ~ The Red Book, Adult Children of Alcoholics, pp. 6-7 ~ We have seen and felt the sting of unpleasant power of unhealthy and toxic relationships. When we take upon ourselves the burden and responsibility … Continue reading The Power of Healthy Relationships

11 Permanent Emotional Scars Men of Dysfunctional Families carry with them

I recently came across an article entitled: 11 thoughts that the daughters of unloving mothers carry with them. This article happened to show up in my Facebook news feed. Curious, I read through the brief article and became fascinated with the quick breakdown of symptoms and prescription related to these thoughts. As important this is … Continue reading 11 Permanent Emotional Scars Men of Dysfunctional Families carry with them

‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’: Establishing Your Sense of Self

Those who do not grow up in a healthy environment—perhaps one scarred by emotional or physical abuse, neglect, or over-parenting—may not develop a sense of self in the same way. Their identities may have been minimally acknowledged, if at all. When feelings and thoughts are ignored in childhood, children may grow up not recognizing that they have their … Continue reading ‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’: Establishing Your Sense of Self