Tag Archive | hope

Spiritual Abuse Recovery: Learning to Risk

I, like many survivors of spiritually abusive churches or cults, experience trust issues and am generally risk-averse. I have become so good at saying “no” to people and opportunities that I have almost forgotten what it is like to say “yes.” It is easier to hunker down in my tightly-controlled routine than to risk getting […]

A Land That I Heard Of

Every childhood has its clouds, we discover. Every cowboy has his sad, sad song. Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high, There’s a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby. My mother’s beautiful soprano voice would sing to me when I was feeling blue as a little boy. I remember the piano room […]