Browsing Category : relationships

How Extreme Feminism is Affecting Me


I’m struggling to get this blog post written articulately without getting over emotional. It’s dealing with a topic that has had me boiling mad for the last six months, and it’s not getting any better. I’ll do the best I can with what I’ve got. The rise of extreme feminism in our culture today and how it’s affecting me as…

The Difference Between Solitude & Isolation


Alone. Solitude. These words have a resounding effect upon many who hear them. “Why is she such a recluse?” “Why doesn’t he like people?” “They’re such a hermit.” The grievous mistake many engage in questioning, and even mocking, other’s need to be alone at times is constant. These people assume that these people are intentionally drawing away from them and others because they have some, perhaps, disdain…

How To Handle Narcissism


In the beginning of my recovery journey from the abuse I endured – once I was aware of it –  I did not handle it well at all. In fact, I handled it so codependently, I only added fuel to an already very volatile and toxic fire. As to be expected, however, since I was unaware of the abuse I was…

How to Overcome the Lie of Isolation


Hey everyone. I’m Marni, and I’m still a grateful believer in Christ, and I’m still in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. Today, I want to talk about relationships – namely, friendships. “In the end, you’ll realize you only have a few true friends. But that’s better than having many fake ones.” I read this statement in an…

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…

The April Fool’s Heart


Days of the year hold memories in my mind that often times I wish I could erase. A good brainwashing probably would do me a whole mess of good to soothe the anxiety that comes a long with these days. Alas, God doesn’t erase our memories when He erases our sin. No, even upon our salvation – and development, in…

Exposing the “Me” Monster


The tears, again, came…finally…painfully. Realizing that my flesh and life weren’t only emotionally abused as a child, but also physically (not sexually, but physically), recently – brought deep tears of catharsis that I didn’t want to come; but they had to shed…or poisoned [like I always was as a child and younger adult] I would’ve become. To hold back tears……