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by Amanda Stracey
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Assistance
Topic: Resources on Parentification - Being a Parent to a Parent
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

Re: Resources on Parentification - Being a Parent to a Parent

Thanks Mary and Maxine for your advice and recommendations. The advice about how to use a book is really really helpful. I've now found this book also which focuses in particular on feeling burdened by or responsible for a parent. It's a textbook but not so technical and some good descriptions of fe...
by Amanda Stracey
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Practical prayer
Replies: 12
Views: 3211

Re: Practical prayer

Hi Joakim I'd just like to add that for me the words practical and prayer did not go together at all. I felt prayer was some sort of airy fairy concept that was never ever going to work ...because I had no faith in God and no faith in me and no faith in love. I had no desire to pray at all and I was...
by Amanda Stracey
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: The Jukebox
Topic: Songs of longing for God
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: Songs of longing for God

I'd like to add this song to this category (If I Fell - Sananda Matreiya (Terence Trent D'Arby) version of a Beatle's song) as it covers some of the issues I have in sincerely longing for God's Love and wanting to block it instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v62A2J_1BY

with Love

Amanda
by Amanda Stracey
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Assistance
Topic: Resources on Parentification - Being a Parent to a Parent
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

Resources on Parentification - Being a Parent to a Parent

I thought it worth asking if anyone had come across any books, websites, music, films etc on this particular aspect of dysfunctional families where young children have to caretake parents who are either not taking responsibility for their lives or seemingly unable to take responsibility. Here is a l...
by Amanda Stracey
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: The Jukebox
Topic: Because You Loved Me (Effects of God's Love)
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Because You Loved Me (Effects of God's Love)

I found a section of this talk very informative on how our music preferences can show us our needs/demands/ addictions. I would start listening at 1.16.30 for a bit of explanation about needs and how they feel and longing and how that feels and then Jesus goes into a discussion about music. 20100522...
by Amanda Stracey
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: The Law of Desire
Topic: Desire vs. Addictions
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: Desire vs. Addictions

The presentation recommended by Nicky is very good indeed and titled 20120212 The Human Soul - Discovering and Connecting to Desires Q &A. Such a lot of good suggestions about blocks to desires and how following true desires brings joy. I feel I had given up on feeling much joy in my life really - I...
by Amanda Stracey
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Divine Love
Topic: talking to children about God
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: talking to children about God

Hi Angharad If you wanted to learn more about denial or what denial really is I've found this talk very useful. http://youtu.be/uMJKj158XkE I've found I think that I know what a term like denial or rebellion means or I've skipped over it because I've assumed I understand it when really I don't yet. ...
by Amanda Stracey
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Faith
Topic: Beliefs About God Existing
Replies: 6
Views: 2108

Re: Beliefs About God Existing

Hi again Arvana I wantd to add something I've been looking at and doing myself, that is, that even though I have had the feeling that God doesn't exist I can also see (because of the existence of laws, mathematics, natural beautiful things etc) that God could exist and God could be good. I could eng...
by Amanda Stracey
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Assistance
Topic: Self attack or accurate self awareness?
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Self attack or accurate self awareness?

Hi Teresa I'd just like to comment a little on two areas I've noticed that we might have in common and struggle with. First being harsh and punishing when we don't get something or are going backwards in fact a huge horror of not keeping up and making the grade. I've struggled immensely with admitti...