PTSD Spirituality: Expect Intensity in Relationships

Feathers

Feathers

People with PTSD can have successful relationships, even with other people who have PTSD. Yet, PTSD adds extra challenges to our relationships. One of these additional challenges is intensity. When PTSD endeavors to change our identity it attempts to turn the intensity dial to one extreme or another. PTSD makes us intense, sometimes too intense.

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PTSD Spirituality: Anger Mistakes, Sanctification, Future Choice

PTSD wants to wound us and render us feral. It wants us to despair in our wounds: physical, mental, and spiritual. It wants us to never realize we are on a sanctification journey, that we can still receive divine grace. PTSD wants us angry and letting lose with our anger. Having wounded others or maybe just belittling ourselves, it wants us to believe we can never be forgiven.[Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: Notebooks, Meaning, and Life

PTSD tends to hate it when we do anything positive with other people or when we do anything that is either productive or creative. Any of those items promotes love and life … and, as we know by now, PTSD hates love and life. … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Funding for the Film “Trauma”

I received a request from Steven Kelleher to spread the word about the film "Trauma." His query is reproduced further below and is worth your time. I also lifted the following paragraph from the film's website: "A US Medevac unit rescues wounded … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Another Memorial Day … Damn

Dragon Grapihte 2

Fair Warning: This is not a “Patriotic” essay. Memorial Day: We’ll get our share of drive-by caring and plastic patriotism. In some areas we will have to endure fireworks. And, we will have to deal with the specter of those afflicted with … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Vampires, Work, PTSD and Happiness

Boxee on Rail

In spite of more coverage, and one would then hope, more understanding, there are still stigmas that goes with PTSD. We are often harshly judged and criticized for the basic fact that we are human enough to have been wounded by traumatic … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD Seeks Our Disease (WB)

Send More Catnip!

It is no secret that PTSD seeks to destroy us. It desires to make us unstable, unpredictable, and unreliable. By doing so, it corrodes our best and most healthy relationships (Yikes! The cat just explored the keyboard – again – and I need to retype … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD Tries to Change Our Hearts

Tiger in Grass

PTSD wants to give us an involuntary heart transplant. It wants to replace a warm, beating, heart with a cold as ice, mechanical, heart. It wants to change out a heart that is loving, warm, and willing to be vulnerable, with a clockwork machine, … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Infidelity, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Shark, Pen n Ink

PTSD and infidelity often go together.  Should you stay with a spouse or partner with PTSD who cheats on you sexually? Is the PTSD an excuse for infidelity, or is the person just an asshat who is a cheater with or without PTSD? … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Can Someone with PTSD Love?

I Love this Guy and He Loves Me!

Can a person with PTSD love another person? Can a person with PTSD allow themselves to be loved? Can a person with PTSD have healthy and loving relationships?  … [Continue reading]