Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, CTSML
Certified Trauma Specialist – Master’s Level
3798 Asbury Lane | Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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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…

Wives World ~ Love is Not Optional

This day of love is a painful reminder for many.  For so many of the people I know, this day is one they just want to get over with quickly.  It’s like there is a giant arrow pointing down from the sky pointing to them.  The flashing neon light says, “Not loved, not loved, not…

Wives World ~ Shameful Choices Create Shameful Identities

Shame is one of the major players in the lives of women caught up in identity deceptions.  I’m calling this “identity deception” instead of “low self-esteem.”  While low self esteem gives us a good idea of the concept, the root of the problem is the fact that the enemy constantly wants us to “feel bad”…

Wives World ~ Pictures from My Past

This morning was an awsome time with the Lord.  Everyonce in awhile Jesus “takes me back.”  These times He takes me back are never to scold or condemn.  I am amazed at how when He goes back into our past, even though there is pain there, it is always from a place of peace, hope…