By Rev. Kenneth W. Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC On the path toward recovery, or before recovery efforts have even begun, many survivors experience some degree of difficulty engaging or maintaining relationships. Understanding the underlying dynamics in this struggle can help survivors and loved ones in relationships and also can...

As recovery progresses and healing evolves, it becomes clearer and clearer that survivors of abuse and trauma return from suffering in darkness with many attributes and coping skills that are needed in this abused and traumatized world. The same is true for family members and others affected by abuse,...

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Meditation has proven to offer improvements and even relief from symptoms related to acute or chronic mental and physical illnesses as well as to post-traumatic symptoms associated with abuse. Survivors often agree. So do family members, chaplains and health care professionals who also grapple with...

Financial Smarts

  • By Spirit Fire
  • June 1, 2018

Financial strain is common for many survivors of abuse, in particular during the years of cognitive fog and dissonance we associate with early therapy and/or reporting abuse, but also for those who manage chronic mental or physical illness. Here is a survey of the top apps – for a...

Using Social Media to Secure a Future[1] Deacon John Marques de Silva Director, Office of Child Protection Diocese of Arlington, Virginia Most teenagers do not realize that it is common practice for College Admission Counselors (How Online Posts Affect Colleges’ Decisions) and Human Resource professionals (Your digital footprint is ruining...

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