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Religious Narcia, Self-Love

Being Ourselves After Religious and Narcissistic Abuse

If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don’t worry, there is still time. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes It's good to be incorrigible if the powers that be are from the good ol' boys club. It's right to be defiant if that defiance is based on love for other people who've been shut… Continue reading Being Ourselves After Religious and Narcissistic Abuse

Hope

Walking Away with Jesus

They were walking away. Done. The church as they knew it had let them down and now after the events of the weekend, they were through. It was hard to accept, and at first, it had been difficult to imagine, but now that Jesus was dead, they had no choice but to walk away. With… Continue reading Walking Away with Jesus

Jesus dead, tomb, dark Sabbath, hopeless, easter, littleredsurvivor.com
Hope

Dark Sabbath

Were your plans and dreams ever destroyed by a single event? I wonder how it felt to the friends of Jesus the day after he died. It sounds weird to say, "Jesus is dead."  But for one day that was reality. Friday was a dark day and the world’s profound grief must’ve been palpable, but… Continue reading Dark Sabbath

cults, The Path, religious abuse, spiritual abuse, the Way, deconstructing religion, evangelicalism, Littleredsurvivor.com
Religious Narcia

Losing Religion to Find the Way

"It's all very delicate, your fragile house of lies, it could collapse at any moment." -Sarah, The Path  The Path is a TV show on Hulu about a cult which has some strong comparisons to Christianity. The followers of “The Path” believe they are choosing a higher existence and each person is ascending a ladder… Continue reading Losing Religion to Find the Way

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Enneagram

How to Do the Enneagram Shuffle

I was Two-Resistant. I’d learned to wash dishes and vacuum before I could write my name and tie my shoes. My mom even called me her “right-hand helper.” Why would I want to be a two? Narcissistic people like to use helpers. "Helper" seemed like just another word for slave. I was doing the Enneagram… Continue reading How to Do the Enneagram Shuffle

Relationship, Self-Love

You are Glorious Scapegoat

I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say 'Cause we don't want your broken parts I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one'll love you as you are But I won't let them break me down to dust I know that there's a place… Continue reading You are Glorious Scapegoat

Resilience

Book Review– Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

She had a sociopathic brother, a flying monkey sister, a bipolar or borderline father, and a subversive narcissistic mother. What's a girl to do? Rise up, get educated and get the hell out of town. Educated: A Memoir Author: Tara Westover Publisher: Random House Publication Date: February 20, 2018 Length: 337 pages I highly recommend… Continue reading Book Review– Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Self-Love, Thrive

Surviving Narcissistic Abuse with the Enneagram

When Mayla began to wake up to the narcissism in her family of origin,  she was excited to share with her siblings, but it backfired and they made her the scapegoat because no one else was awake. They weren’t ready to see it, so the more she shared, the more defensive they became in their protection… Continue reading Surviving Narcissistic Abuse with the Enneagram

Enneagram, Enneagram Two, love, narcissism, narcissistic abuse, survivor, self-care, littleredsurvivor.com
Enneagram

What I Did For Love—Confessions of an Enneagram Two

My very first dreams were about people— usually my parents and grandparents, but also the occasional stranger. When I was three years old, my mom had a friend named Gladys who came to visit us. She brought potato chips, and my dad tried to pay her for them. She refused the dollar, and he insisted,… Continue reading What I Did For Love—Confessions of an Enneagram Two

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Resilience, Self-Love, Story

Once Were Sisters

Jessie grew up in an enmeshed family. For as long as she could remember, her life revolved around her parents and sisters. Her mother was very protective of them. She rarely let them out of her sight unless they were at school. Jessie and her sisters saw the world as a huge and dangerous place… Continue reading Once Were Sisters