Category: Emotional Wounds

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The lasting emotional imprints from the womb

Our first impressions of our futures begin in the womb. Ultrasound research on expectant mothers has shown that fetuses can sense and respond to belly rubs, music, light, and voices, and feel all of their mothers’ emotions. “Is mummy happy, sad, agitated, or afraid? Does the world outside feel happy...

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Vocabulary to unplug buried emotions and receive God’s healing

Growing up, very few of us experienced “emotional schooling”, where we were taught how to pinpoint and address unpleasant feelings in healthy ways. As a result, we may have simply ignored or stuffed down unpleasant emotions, thereby unintentionally collecting a hidden archive of painful memories. To receive healing through the...

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Acknowledging the spiritual roots of depression

The symptoms of depression are identifiable. Its spiritual roots, however, are not instantly evident. As the testimonies in this post will show, depression can be overcome through the surrender of ourselves to God in Jesus’ name and being filled with His Holy Spirit. But first, we need to know the...

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Lies that hinder a man’s emotional freedom

Many men live emotionally isolated lives because we have been taught from young to project a strong, invincible image. Boys quickly learn that it is not socially acceptable to cry or express “weaknesses” such as loneliness, helplessness, or sadness. As a result, millions of adult men struggle to process totally...

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The importance of emotional healing

Negative emotions, such as fear, shame, and grief, can be very powerful drivers of our decisions without us even being conscious of it. From a young age, we all learn to cope with our negative emotions in various ways. These can include anger, denial, perfectionism, pride, hyper-vigilance or escapism. Some...

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Emotional suppression is ungodly and harmful

Self-control is a good thing, emotional suppression is not. What is the difference? Emotional self-control chooses when and how we release our emotions. Emotional suppression hides our emotions and won’t release them at all. Unfortunately, negative emotions don’t go away, no matter how hard we suppress them. They simply get...