Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, CTSML
Certified Trauma Specialist – Master’s Level
3798 Asbury Lane | Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Christian women (Page 3)

Wives World ~ The God Who Doesn’t Answer Prayers ~ Really?

Feeling a bit discouraged these days because of God’s inability to hear your cry? You are in good company. Reading the spiritual adventures of the prophets and saints of old, I see that this is a common lament for God’s children. How can this be, that our loving Father can “let us down and disappoint…

Wives World ~ Expectations and Lessons Learned

Oh how the expectations of life trip us up. The things we “expected” don’t happen. Instead we end up disappointed, disillusioned and discouraged. So many of my clients struggle with things not turning out like they “expected.” Sometimes I think that expectations are merely God’s way to get our attention. What we expect doesn’t happen…

Wives World ~ The Most Destructive Three Words: “It’s Not Fair.”

“It’s not fair.”  I hear that a LOT.  Any person stuck in this mindset will be miserable, sad, hopeless, defeated and yes stuck.  One of the most important things we all need to learn in our journeys is that life simply is not fair.  All fairness stopped in the Garden of Eden.  Once the enemy…

Wives World ~ Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed is a word I hear a lot from women.  Overwhelmed is a tough place to be.  Because life can be overwhelming as it throws its daily challenges and pressures at us sometimes we can just be too full, too done to go on.  I am amazed at how strong women are and how much…

Wives World ~ Spring Cleaning or De-Junking?

I took this week off for a specific project. DE-JUNKING our entire house.  My husband and I decided things were getting way toooooo cluttered and have gone on a tossing-spree that makes Atila the Hun look compassionate.  We are going room by room to throw out useless items or things that are just plain meaningless. …

Wives World ~ Depression is Real

In light of the recent tragedy with Rick and Kay Warren’s son (our prayers will go out to you in the coming months) we are reminded of the darkness and its power to overtake our minds and eventually our souls.  Depression is real.  Regardless of the reason, it is time for the church to stop…

Wives World ~ “What Happened to my Perfect Wife?”

I talked to a distraught husband yesterday.  You see “up until three years ago, she was perfect!”  Here is a statistic I wish I’d gathered data on as I’ve worked with women through the years.  One of the most glaring evidences of sexual abuse is the woman who insists on perfection from herself.  This is…

Wives World ~ Marriage Saver Tip

I’ve been counseling marriages in crisis for seven years now. (officially).  There is a common denominator for every marriage in trouble.  I wish I’d actually kept a record of the numbers so I could give you an actual statistic like:  “four out of five failed marriages have this in common.” This marriage saver tip is…

Wives World ~ Pet Peeves

Every one has pet peeves.  I suppose mine would involve a certain fruit of the spirit (the p-word) when I am in a hurry.  Basically, this plays out when I’m in Walmart on a busy day.  I spot the perfect parking place.  Not only is it perfect, it is also going to be vacant soon…

Wives World ~ Treadmills and Mole Hills

Working with so much brokenness I see common themes midst all the pain.  Our lives are invaded with too much busyness, too much information, too many places to go, things to do, goals, dreams and stuff.  As my clients sit before me, I see them trudging along on a giant treadmill that continues to speed…