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Breaking the Chains: Understanding Trauma Bonds and Overcoming Them in Him

Life can sometimes lead us down unexpected paths, and some of those paths may have brought us face-to-face with trauma bonds. A trauma bond is a complex emotional attachment formed between two individuals, often as a result of shared traumatic experiences. Breaking free from these bonds can be challenging, but with faith, wisdom, and guidance from scripture, we can become overcomers in Him and reclaim our peace and well-being.


Understanding Trauma Bonds:

A trauma bond can develop in various relationships, such as intimate partnerships, family dynamics, and friendships. It is characterized by an unhealthy attachment founded on fear, control, and manipulation. These bonds often emerge as a result of repeated cycles of abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences, leading individuals to rely on their abusers or toxic relationships as a source of comfort and security.


How to Break a Trauma Bond:

1. Seek Awareness and Validation:

Recognize that you are in a trauma bond and acknowledge the impact it has had on your life. Seek validation from trusted friends, family, or professionals who can affirm the existence of your trauma bond and provide a supportive environment for healing.


Scripture: "The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18


2. Establish Boundaries:

Create a set of healthy boundaries that protect your emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. Clearly communicate your boundaries to the person or people involved in the trauma bond and hold firm on not compromising them.


Scripture: "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." - Proverbs 4:23


3. Seek Professional Help:

Consider seeking professional trauma informed coaching to help you navigate the complexities of a trauma bond. A trained professional can provide objective guidance, support, and tools tailored to your specific situation.


Scripture: "Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors, there is safety." - Proverbs 11:14


4. Cultivate Self-Love and Self-Care:

Prioritize self-love and self-care by engaging in activities that bring you joy, practicing healthy coping mechanisms, and investing in your physical and emotional well-being. Surround yourself with positive influences and moments that uplift and empower you.


Scripture: "Love your neighbor as yourself." - Mark 12:31


Becoming an Overcomer in Him:

1. Seek Spiritual Guidance:

Deepen your relationship with God through prayer, meditation, and regularly studying His Word. Seek His guidance, strength, and wisdom throughout the journey of breaking the trauma bond.


Scripture: "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13


2. Embrace Forgiveness:

Forgiveness is a vital step in the process of healing and breaking free from a trauma bond. Forgive yourself, the person(s) involved, and anyone else who may have contributed to your pain. Remember that forgiveness is not condoning their actions, but liberating yourself from the burden of anger and bitterness.


Scripture: "And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." - Mark 11:25


3. Surround Yourself with a Supportive Community:

Connect with a community of like-minded individuals like Overcomers in Him who can offer support, encouragement, and accountability. Join a local church, support groups, or online communities where you can grow spiritually and find solace in the company of others who share similar experiences.


Scripture: "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." - 1 Thessalonians 5:11


Conclusion:

Breaking free from a trauma bond is a courageous journey towards reclaiming your well-being and finding peace. Rely on the strength of your faith, seek professional help, establish healthy boundaries, and embrace the healing power of God's Word. Remember, you are not alone on this path, and as you surrender your pain to Him, you will become an overcomer, discovering the joy and strength that lies on the other side of pain.


Love and blessings!

Connie


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@coachingbydeniseb
@coachingbydeniseb
2023年9月04日

So very good and helpful!

いいね!
overcomerinhim1021
overcomerinhim1021
2023年9月21日
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Thank you! 💜

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