My Story of Dating, Drinking, Lost, and Found

My Story of Dating, Drinking, Lost, and Found

I'm on a mission to know, really know, who God is in singleness, relationship, and marriage. I want to know who God is to the lonely. To the depressed. To the mentally tormented. I want to know who God is to the ones who feel left behind. 

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Triggers, stumbling blocks, and the reality of loss

Triggers, stumbling blocks, and the reality of loss

In the mental health world, there are things called 'triggers'. In the Christian world, there are things called 'stumbling blocks'. In my world, you can call it what you want but whatever it is, it leads to anxiety and a potential depressive outcome.

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I was diagnosed with PTSD and kept it hidden from my Christian community

I was diagnosed with PTSD and kept it hidden from my Christian community

There were countless times of being in a community meeting when a trigger would come out of no where and I was left uncontrollably sobbing, bordering on a panic attack, trying to stay discreet in order not to draw attention to myself

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Part 3: How the Real Housewives, Chrissy Teigan's twitter, friendship, and God talk fueled my recovery

Part 3: How the Real Housewives, Chrissy Teigan's twitter, friendship, and God talk fueled my recovery

I did, however, find other ways to attain mental peace. It was through shows like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and reading tweets by Chrissy Teigan. You may think I'm joking but I feel so at peace when watching these shows - they are so crazy I realize just how normal I am.

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I had a nervous breakdown but I'm still standing: Part 2

I had a nervous breakdown but I'm still standing: Part 2

I figured I could deal with it myself and move on as I had always done in the past. What I didn't take into account was how my mental capacity was so low I couldn't handle reading even a few work emails before I would feel overwhelmed to the point of crying.

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