Gentle Recovery

Hope and Inspiration for Overcoming the Damaging Effects of Child Abuse and Rape


Posted by A Write to my Voice on June 13, 2009

Awhile ago I learned the words I use help me move forward or keep me stuck in a cycle of pain. So many times I berated myself, calling myself all kinds of names, names my parents called me when I was a child. Names that defined who I was, who I became, what I became.

Words and thoughts affect feelings which affect behaviour. Believing I was stupid caused me to use coping strategies to numb out the feelings generated from that thought.

I learned to speak words of empowerment. Words that push me towards where I want to go. For me, I use the scriptures. I am made in His image. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Shall the pot say to the potter why did you make me like this? Let the weak say I am strong. Saying these scriptures empowers me.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue.


One Response to “Words”

  1. rohini said

    i wrote a blog post titled REFLECTIONS on my read it and might understand it.i don’t.its fiction for me.

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