Pain & Suffering

Brain Pain Change

Cotton balls in my head. A loose affiliation of words lay between the cracks in my brain. I have trouble prying them out. I have trouble doing anything. It’s difficult enough to lift my hand to scratch my nose, or do something so complicated as to walk across the room. Even more, to actually go

In Touch With Pain

We all have pain. It’s one of the strings that run between us. Tied in an infuriating knot around each of our hearts. So, when we encounter someone else pulling away from the sensory overload of life in pain, it should tug us toward them. But we run from our own pain. We pretend it

Is Suffering Spiritual?

We Christians have an unhealthy relationship with suffering. If suffering itself weren’t awful enough, because of our screwed up ideas about it, our pride is often stabbed in the process. We either can’t imagine that any ill would come to we generally good and gentle folks, or that God would allow us, specifically, to suffer in

When You’ve Been Sexually Abused

They’ll tell you that you should forgive and move on.   They’ll say that you were in the

What About the Past?

I was talking with a friend today about the past. Not our past together, I mean the past.

The Guide to Falling Apart Well

About ten years ago, I was a part of a group of people who were licking their wounds

Curled Up in an Existential Ball

I sat, in the dark, hunched over, my fingers digging into the carpet as I prayed. I was