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Surviving Christmas

For a person who has recently undergone betrayal trauma, Christmas may feel like an especially bleak time of year. The themes of “family,” “love,” and “merriment,” can, frankly, grate on one who is barely able to keep breathing because of betrayal pain.

This year—as always—I encourage you to think about self-care. Self-care is not selfishness, it’s pacing

The Gift of Self-Care

Self-care. What many Christian women hear when I say this word is “self-indulgence” or just plain “selfishness.”

What I’d like you to hear in that word is “self-preservation.” Self-preservation is not about putting yourself above others. It’s about keeping yourself going—sometimes for others. Often it’s not until we’ve gone “bump” at the bottom of the

The Gift of Self Care

Self-care. What many Christian women hear when I say this word is “self-indulgence” or just plain “selfishness.”

What I’d like you to hear in that word is “self-preservation.” Self-preservation is not about putting yourself above others. It’s about keeping yourself going – sometimes for others. Often it’s not until we’ve gone “bump” at the bottom of the