Tag: vulnerability

Loneliness–One of the Greatest of all Diseases

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. ~Mother Teresa   Both of us know friends who for many years have bottled up deep feelings, wounds, guilt, and pain inside.  They have been afraid to share because they fear being judged–they think to themselves, if she or he only knew where I have…
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The Kids Trust

To help young children of abuse grow up in a safe, happy and exciting environment, but to also increase awareness of child abuse. This is the mission of The Kids Trust, a central Pennsylvania non-profit organization created by the late Gary L. Houck, Jr.  It was Gary’s passion to let children who are abused know…
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An Honest Friend

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.      Robert Louis StevensonWe want to be really personal today. This post is about our relationship and how we hope we are modeling honesty and friendship for others. Over the last few…
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Am I the Only One?

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one. C.S. Lewis There is something truly liberating when you discover that you are not alone–when you know that others have thought the same negative thoughts, gone through the same maddening experiences, acted in…
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Strength NOT Weakness

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness….It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it. ~Fred Rogers (“Mr. Rogers”) We live in a world which often tells us to ‘buck up’, to ‘pull ourselves up by your own…
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Remove the Mask

“Safe is a place where you can get out the worst about you and they don’t run you off, talk you down, or head for the hills. It’s having someone to stand with when you start to face the shameful stuff. It’s where you can be a jerk and still have a place at the…
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