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Abuse recovery

Worry Much?

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet
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I’m Worth It and So Are You

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image I receive hundreds of emails asking for help and one of the main questions I am asked is why I went to therapy and how I made it through. It is my hope that God will use the following to inspire those who need professional help to seek it
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To Every Girl Who Looks in the Mirror

By Alison Fleury | Guest Blogger First, there is a face. A young, innocent face. A smooth, clear, happy face. One day, the face comes, and it is sad. The next day it is painted; concealer hides lack of sleep. Makeup hides a broken heart. But it can’t hide a thinning face. The fa
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Revealing the Myths of Therapy

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image Thousands of men and women have written to MIHI to express their fear in getting help and going to therapy. I want to be vulnerable with you and share part of my story. It is my hope that God will use it to inspire those who need professio
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The Doctor That Changed My Life

By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image In 2011 I completed my two-year journey of trauma therapy. When I left my last session I felt like Will in the movie Good Will Hunting. What do I do when face to face with the doctor who changed my life? What do I say? What words could the
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“I just wanted a dad,” she said.

Photo by Effie Grey Photography By Maura Byrne | Founder of Made in His Image During the past two years of speaking with victims and survivors of physical and sexual abuse, countless women have disclosed their stories to me, many for the first time. My heart has expanded with extreme
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Should I Stay With Him or Leave Him?

The author wished to remain anonymous. It was 2006 and I was 15 years old. I was finishing my freshman year of high school. A friend and I went to youth group together for the first time and we were very excited. As I walked in there he was just sitting on the couch as if he was waiti
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How to Help a Victim of Abuse

By: Maribel Rodriguez Laguna, M.A., LPC | Licensed Counselor | Guest Blogger My name is Maribel R. Laguna and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas. As a counselor, I have the privilege of working with God to help others heal. My first job as a counselor was working
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“I just wanted a dad,” she said.

The author wished to remain anonymous. I’ve been sitting here for five minutes trying to come up with an elegant way to articulate my thoughts about my childhood. The truth is there is no eloquent way to convey what it was like, so I’m just going to say it. Growing up with an abusive
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Life without a Dad: What if he wasn’t there?

By Jesse Garcia | Guest Blogger About 2 years ago I was a missionary with Lifeteen and our main mission was to lead teens closer to Christ. I was with 14 other missionaries leading a camp in Boston. For the day we split up into men and women groups. Since the camp was filled with 24 m
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