"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, February 04, 2010


"The foundation of good therapy is a respectful relationship in which the therapist provides a safe space, genuine caring, and support. Good therapists don't lead-they follow their clients into the difficult and painful places they need to go. In doing so, their clients are empowered to do their own healing work, to uncover their own history, to find their own truth. As Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery, explains, "Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort, not a form of totalitarian indoctrination."

All therapists, even good ones, do sometimes make mistakes. In the past, these mistakes-relative to survivors-had more to do with minimizing and denying abuse than imagining it where it didn't exist. Even now, many therapists are reluctant to explore a history of abuse with their clients.

On the other hand, some therapists have concluded on their own that a client had been abused regardless of whether the person herself thought she had. This is irresponsible therapy and potentially dangerous for the client.

Remember, you are the expert on your own life. Sometimes the path to knowing your history is a gradual one, but try to be patient with the process and over time you will come to your best understanding of your past." (The Courage to Heal)

Even though the above shares good points, the most important thing is to remember that God needs to be the center of your healing along with the Holy Spirit's guidance.


  1. I have some difficulty making God the center of my thinking, I'm mostly into doing for myself.

  2. Loved the way you ended this post :) Blessings.

  3. I agree! Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Hi- if you read my post dated 9/4/08 you will understand a HUGE part of my therapeutic journey. It is titled "James-Daniel-Jill" - I know the truth and it has freed me.

    Love to you

  5. I would put it a bit differently.
    There is a part of you, inside, that is made up of God. It is the spiritual you, the essential you. This essence is blocked by trauma, abuse, neglect, shame, guilt, anger, hate...
    But it's there, non-the-less.
    Regardless of what trauma you have lived through, no matter how bad it has been, no matter how ugly the secrets you have to reveal to your therapist, they still cannot touch the essense of you. That is safe. It is untouched and will be there for you when you are ready to see it.

  6. Beautifully said Shen. Even when I was at my lowest, a part of me knew that God was there. God goes everywhere that I go and you go whether we are aware of that or not. To me, God isn't "out there" somewhere. He has always been inside of me, inside of each of us. He feels my every hurt and my every joy.

  7. I guess that is the hard part for me right now, God being the center. I am glad for his grace and patience.

  8. Yes, when ya'll make God the center of your universe everything else just falls into place. I pray sweet girl, you find that place.

    Ya'll have a fantastic day filled with peaceful blessings!!!

  9. Psalms:51:17: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
    Hugs, GG

  10. JBR:

    There's not ANYTHING about you that surprises God.... 'that right there' is such a huge relief to me... HE knows me and HE loves me anyway!!! He's right there in the middle of this process with you! He knows what brought you to this very day and will be there in all the tomorrows....



  11. Just an FYI...it is purple not blue but thanks so much for visiting anyway ;=o)

  12. Amen Sis,
    You give back to others, despite all you go through yourself. The way to encouragement is encouraging others and in turn the Lord carries you as well !!!

    You have a beautiful heart.

    Hugz Lorie