Browsing Category : pain

Triggers Don’t Equal Toxicity


It’s been difficult to scribe much of anything outside my journal or on my social media outlets – through some private groups I’ve been a part of recently for bible studies. I’ve had the words, but the emotions behind them have been challenging for me to bring forth in a published post. It all started when I started The Broken…

Addiction is Not About a Failure of Worship


Upon reading the first line of this article, I found myself already ready to be highly critical:  “I find addiction, and the bondage of addiction, to be very difficult to understand.” I composed myself, and continued to read; however, the further I read, the more my initial concerns of it being a skewed perspective clothed in holy garb to be a…

How to Avoid or Overcome Relapse


Hey everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve been around here – again – but alas, I am still here. I’m Marni, a grateful believer in Jesus Christ, and I’m in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. The last few weeks, again, have been hard. The last time I blogged, I was fired up. I was ready to hit…

Your Job Is…


Can you finish this sentence? By the way, hi everyone. I’m Marni, a grateful believer in Jesus Christ in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. So, back to the question…can you finish the sentence in the title of this post? Your job is…??? This past summer, I dove head first into my friend, Jon Acuff‘s newest book release,…

Struggling Is Beautiful


Hi, it’s me…Marni, a grateful believer in Christ, and I’m still in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. Typing that feels nearly monotonous, to be honest, every time I blog anymore – yet, there’s something cathartic about it. I say it upward of two times a night every Friday night upon introducing myself when I serve during my…

Picking Up Where I Left Off


Hey everyone, I’m Marni. A grateful believer in Jesus who still struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. It’s been nearly two months since my last post, and I’m picking up where I left off. It bugs me that I’ve allowed this to go on for this long…again. Yet, I’m not beating myself up like I have in the past when…

Who’s Really the Enemy?


Passing by a particular denominational church recently triggered memories to a moment when I felt deep pain. Not because of the church, but because of how I was treated by my family concerning a boy I once was interested in dating who attended this church denomination. He really was interested in dating me as well, and when I informed my parents –…

Blessing in the Cleft of the Rock


It’s after midnight – and sleep should be my friend at the moment. Alas, sleep and I have been at odds recently – actually, since mid-October. See, something happened I always knew would happen – but I imagined how it happening much differently than the reality that took place. To some, this may sound absurd and overly dramatic, but the reality…