Reflections on Urban Ministry. Westminster John Knox Press, Does the church have a role to play in public life?
After the popularity of this original post, I wrote a follow-up, specifically for those who are married and parenting in the trenches of trauma. If you find this original post beneficial, you will probably want to read the follow-up as well. You can find that by clicking HERE.
If you are wanting to lecture, chastise, or empty your emotional trauma here and you are NOT an adoptive parent in the trenches, your comments will be deleted. There are countless other forums and blogs for you to do that in.
Thank you for respecting that boundary, heidi Preface: This is not a how-to-parent-older-adopted-kids blog post. This is not a why-kids-of-trauma-inflict-trauma post.
This is not even a this-is-what-life-is-like-with-trauma-kids post. This is not a feel-sorry-for-us or toot-our-own-horns post. However, I want to stress that—no matter how hard adoption can be or sometimes is, I still believe in it. So this is not an anti-adoption post.
On the contrary, this is a RALLY CRY for those adoptive parents in the trenches answering the call that others refuse to hear, being judged, shunned, and persecuted for their already very lonely and difficult road. This is a no-holds-barred, bare-it-all solidarity-seeking attempt. This is for you, adoptive parents of trauma kids, because you are most definitely NOT alone.
And probably not going to edit a whole lot. There is not a week that goes by that I do not receive multiple emails, phone calls, Facebook messages, or texts either from someone currently in the trenches or someone who knows someone who is. Because the truth is, as you all know, that unless you have lived it, you will probably never get it.
To say yes to a call from God that no one else wants to hear or acknowledge.
To take in a child of trauma. You are depressed because darkness and strife have taken over your previously semi-docile home. You are scared because you never know what the day will hold—violent threats? Waiting for the shoe to drop.
Because it always, most definitely does. You feel like a neglectful parent because you see your other kids withering away, living in their own fear, sadness, trauma. And all because you said YES. And you fear that those who stick around are susceptible to departure when the going keeps getting tougher than tough.Highest in the world with no free medical or hospitalization for visitors and residents.
Alyssa Siegel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, Oregon. She earned her MS in Counseling and her BA in Psychology and is a member of The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, The American Counseling Association, The National Board of Certified Counselors, The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, and The Society for the Scientific Study of .
ELEANOR: A Spiritual Biography. By Harold Ivan Smith.
Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, Xi + pages. Eleanor Roosevelt not only was the longest serving First Lady, but perhaps except for Hillary Clinton, she is surely the most influential First Lady in American History.
That she was. Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state.
The author (a trauma/ER social worker) addresses trauma exposure response at both personal and social/environmental levels. I found the writing easy to read (and painful at times as well, but due to intense truth of the subject treatment), and immediately relevant to my own life/5.
This page has devotionals and sermon illustrations on Isaiah from Today in the Word, F B Meyer, G Campbell Morgan, C H Spurgeon, and many other sources.