Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, CTSML
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Pastors’ wives (Page 2)

Wives World~Tis the Season…

During the Christmas season there is something about the tension of amazing love and peace that rubs up against the realities of life as it continues to happen. I am afraid that Christmas has gone the way of Hollywood. A false sense of happiness and security exudes from every blaring commercial. We hear this as…

Wives World ~ “If Only” There Were More Ralph and Helen Marriages!

My husband lost the patriarch of his family this year with the passing of his Uncle Ralph, a WWII Veteran. His Uncle Ralph and Aunt Helen were known in the Johnson family as “the ones” who sent Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas cards. Every year for as long as we know, a wonderful update would…

Wives World ~ Living Proof: Marriage Miracles are Possible

A former A’nesis Counseling Sabbatical client sent me great news and thanks for the miracle of his restored marriage. His wife came for a counseling sabbatical first. He came later for his own personal work. Eventually they returned to Colorado as a couple. He graciously gave me permission to post part of his thank you…

Wives World ~ The I’ll Never Get Overs

The more I work with clients, the more I see the reality of the “I’ll never get overs” of life. It struck me the other day when my husband was having a long conversation with our son. “Dad, I’ll just never get over…” When the call ended we started talking about the impact of the…

Wives World ~ The Shame of Depression

I hear about women and men ashamed about their depression all the time. Even though their life might appear perfect to those around them, they are “faking it, until they make it.” Unfortunately, the combination of keeping the secret of depression and being shamed about it only creates more of the same…depression and shame. We…

Wives World ~ Who am I?

The seasons of life have a way of sending us reeling. Just when we think we know who we are, circumstances bring us overwhelming challenges and we find ourselves wondering where we went. I am reminded a sign I used to have in my office a million years ago. “I’ve gone to lunch. When I…

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 ~ 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…