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The complexities of healing and forgiveness in the emotional aftermath of traumatic events often result in feelings of isolation in one's faith community. Survivor, Wendy Redroad, offers an innovative program where divine purpose is discovered in the passions. Professional recommendations & inspiration.

nlighten faith communities to the unspoken needs of the traumatized.
Defend human dignity.
Initiate an affirming forgiveness program.
Foster sustainable transformation.
Yield to mercy--with justice.

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What are the passions?

"The passions are the feelings, the emotions or the movement of the sensible appetite--natural components of human psychology--which incline a person to act or not act in view of what is perceived as good or evil. The principle passions are love and hatred, desire and fear, joy, sadness, and anger."

(Compendium CCC, 370. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2006) The Compendioum's source on this topic is the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:06 PM

Where Ya Headed?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:06 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:06 PM

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 1

Carol Connelly: Ok, we all have these terrible stories to get over, and you . . . --

Melvin Udall: It isn't true. Some of us have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad. Just no one in this car. But, a lot of people, that's their story. Good times, noodle salad.

--As Good As It Gets (1999)

Day 1: 

I've decided to offer glimpses into the varying stages of healing from childhood sexual abuse. The early days, set backs, milestones; including challenges I face today; in no particular order or length. 

I think what a lot of folks don't understand about survivors is that we have two stories to overcome. The childhood story written against our will. And the story of shame we perpetuate, albeit unknowingly, in adulthood.

Headed towards healing? Godspeed.






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