Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, CTSML
Certified Trauma Specialist – Master’s Level
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Wives World ~ Resting From Busy-ness

Even in Jesus’ day  this busy-ness of life was something to contend with.  In Mark 6:31 He tells His disciples to get away and rest because there were so many people coming and going they hadn’t even had time to eat.  Sound like your life??  Indeed, when I have a full day, I am ever…

Wives World ~ Realities of Unequal Yokes

She sat in the prayer room as we counseled.  The tears wouldn’t stop.  There were times of sobbing.  Then times of gaining her composure in order to talk a little more.  What do you do when the plan you had for your marriage doesn’t fit into the storybook one  you envisioned?  Realizing now that the…

Wives World ~ “Break My Heart for What Breaks Yours”

“Break my heart for what breaks yours…”  is a popular song by Brooke Fraser of Hillsong United.  (see the video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT_CgR76Fzo) Listening to this song I am inspired to do my work.  I am reminded that “my work” is not my work at all, it is God’s work.  I realize as I work with…

Wives World ~ Serving from the Wrong Place

What happens when we find ourselves doing ministry from the wrong place.  How can any kind of ministry be from the wrong place might be a better question.  Easy.  If serving is meeting your need for healing it’s from the wrong place.  If ministry builds up your own self-worth, it is from the wrong place. Ministry…

Wives World ~ Punishing Me or Moving Me?

Change in ministry work is inevitable.  All you have to do is look out your window to understand that God is a God of seasons.  There are seasons in nature, there are seasons in life and there are seasons in ministry.  Even Jesus had a beginning to His ministry and an end to His ministry…

Wives World ~ Have you become a dried up branch?

I am intrigued by God’s message that “every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Matthew 7:19 and various other places in the the Gospels.)  Jesus repeated referred to ‘good fruit’ and to dried out branches that get thrown into the fire. I used to think that…

Wives World ~ “I’ve Already Dealt with THAT!”

Thinking we’ve dealt with an issue and really dealing with it can be two different things.  Dealing with THAT means we’ve walked through the pain of it and applied the TRUTH to it …every angle of it. The enemy gives us a GREAT deceptive way of “dealing with…”  It’s called DENIAL.   Denial is a wonderful…

Wives World ~ When Church is the Trigger

“I realized when I was in church last week I was feeling trapped, vulnerable and anxious.”  Can you imagine the place that we go to be with God and worship Him and all His ways is the one place that brings us down the most. More and more as I work with Christian women, ministry…

Wives World ~ Trusting Trauma Instead of Trusting

The most evil outcome of past trauma is that it becomes more real than Truth.  Trusting that the trauma will happen again starts a person on a path of complete destruction.  The trauma becomes the focus of the persons eyes and heart. Recipients of childhood trauma live in a constant state of protection and preparedness. …

Wives World ~ The Trouble with Trauma ~ Triggers!

God tells us to live in each day…not being anxious about tomorrow or dwelling on the past.  The trouble with trauma is that is disrupts the process of being able to focus in on “today.”  If you’ve ever lived by a train track you know that you can eventually get used to the noise.  However…