Loving People Through Their Expressions of Hurt
No matter how great our parents were, we will always carry around the hurts we experienced in our childhood. I’ve realised this from my own internal battles, feeling a compellingly vast amount of unidentifiable emotions that I could only imagine were there for a long time, brewing. It’s crazy how much our childhood experiences can scar us, forming schemas in our mind about how the world works and subsequent defence mechanisms that ultimately keep us in a prison of preparedness for the next hurt. Continue reading “a frustrated child”
Letting Go When You Feel Out of Control
They say that it’s exponentially harder to adjust to having two kids than to having one.
They were right.
With my first child I struggled in the first three months with low feelings, stress and anxiety and once even crashed mentally and had to hide away for a night at another house as my thoughts were scaring me and my heart was racing. That was hard, but after implementing a routine and rejigging the balance of our (my husband and my) responsibilities and implementing a few tricks we read about, everything settled down, I felt confident again and raising one child became extremely doable and fluid. Continue reading “out of control”
Femininity and the Power of Submission in Marriage
In a world where feminism is as relied-upon as coffee, to turn the gears of change, we have lost sight of God’s design for us as women. The great news is that we only have to read the Bible to get us back on track and align us with the truth again. Continue reading “submissive”
The Steep Learning Curve of Motherhood
Ever since my last blog, I have been trying to think of something to write about. I usually write about revelations I have based on experiences, for the purpose of helping or encouraging others who are going through the same thing. However, I have not been able to put my finger on a topic or point as I have never, ever felt more out of my depth than I have since becoming a mother. I have never felt so little self-assurance. I have never been in so many minds. I have never been so unable to process and produce.
Continue reading “unqualified”