...sometimes putting up boundaries feels like I'm being mean.
...it's easier to pretend I'm not upset with my friend, even though I'm seething inside.
...my husband and I almost got divorced, but when I confided in some friends, it felt like they distanced themselves from me.
...I don't want to be a burden to my friends, so I just don't share all that much.
...sometimes I hate people. But I pretend I don't.
See yourself in any of these? For most of my life, all those statements described me. ALL of them. I was miserable. Felt taken advantage of. Worn down. Jaded. I didn't know I was an emotional legalist.
Fortunately, I discovered there's a better way.
My brand new online course will be available in February 2020: "ILLUME: Emotional Honesty without Anger, Fear, or Regret."
Consider this your formal invitation.
Emotional integrity means that we don't need to fear rejection in our relationships because we are safe and secure in Christ - we cannot be destroyed by another. When we live free from the fear of rejection, we are released to move about our relationships with truth and love.
My courses and teaching videos will help you examine your motives for making life work apart from God. You will discover a new way of understanding yourself in light of the Gospel.
Larry Crabb says, "Looking bad in the presence of love, releases our true identity." Here you will find a safe haven to explore your soul without being rejected for what you find inside.
That's me - I'm Heather. I am a champion of women owning their souls and rooting their identity deep in the heart of Jesus. I will share some of my own story as we walk this path together.
Me, too. Never feeling like I fit in, I developed ways to relating that I thought would gain me the love and acceptance I've always craved. I wanted to be seen as competent, intelligent, unique and desirable. However, I've discovered that the mask I wore was uglier than I ever realized.
When I read in Galatians 5 that It is for freedom that Christ has set us free, I am encouraged that those words are meant not just for Heaven, but also for now, in part. I want to explore with you what it means to be free in Christ to be YOU.
Living from your true heart - the one that Christ died to give you - is the life we're all looking for. I invite you to join me on a journey of restoration - of the real YOU.