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What’s With the Apocalypse?

I had a very long semester in school and at the end of it, I found myself reading several post-apocalyptic novels. It wasn’t a conscious decision, but I found it very soothing, and after reading three or four, I started … Continue reading

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Love & Kindness

I was reading┬áThe Four Loves by C. S. Lewis the other day when I came across a passage that stung. But it took a few days of mulling it over for it to really break my heart. I’m going to … Continue reading

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What Do We Owe Each Other?

I got an email today from one of my best and oldest friends. That was about 6 hours ago, and all I’ve been able to feel since then is rage. You see, this friend stopped speaking to me nearly a … Continue reading

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I was Adam Lanza: a response to “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

The Huffington Post article “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” left out a crucial set of details. This mother would have us believe that her child is scary and terrifying and that it is just part of who he is. He … Continue reading

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Connecticut Shooting and the Cycles of Abuse

I am sick over the news today. We all are, I’m sure. And I have been reading every news site and facebook status update about the shooting that I can find. I’m sure I’m not alone. And everyone needs to … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Boundaries and Some Books

I┬áspoke about how children develop poor boundaries in the context of abusive family situations a few months ago. It’s something I have been continuing to think about and I have a few more thoughts on the issue. The first is … Continue reading

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Lovability

I’ve been struggling with something recently, and I think it’s something that a lot of kids who grow up in abusive households struggle with. Fundamental self-worth and lovability. I think some form of the question: why do bad things happen … Continue reading

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