Real Talk About Real Marriage

Why does depression suck the life out of the bedroom? Why does PTSD make it hard to be vulnerable with my partner? Why do I disappear into a screen rather than gaze into my lover’s eyes? Why was it so much easier when we were drinking? Why do I feel disconnected from my own bodyContinue reading “Real Talk About Real Marriage”

PTSD and the COVID19 Vaccine

Don’t let PTSD keep you from getting your shot. Today I needed lots of emotional support to prepare for my first COVID-19 vaccine. I worked all day fighting off my fears and anxieties. I scolded myself for having irrational thoughts. I spent hours reading the latest research about vaccine safety. I felt ashamed about feelingContinue reading “PTSD and the COVID19 Vaccine”

The Rape of Lady Democracy

Trigger warning: references sexual assault::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: On the evening of January 6, 2021, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi referred to the US Capitol building as the “temple of democracy.” As a Christian, I’ve been taught that my body is a temple. Part of what I am feeling the day after the assault on our democracyContinue reading “The Rape of Lady Democracy”