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Welcome to The Way Everlasting Podcast. Messages from J.S. Park. Find me at facebook.com/pastorjspark or jsparkblog.com or jspark3000.tumblr.com

J.S. Park is a former atheist/agnostic, sixth degree black belt, hospital chaplain, a recovered porn addict, intense introvert, and loves Jesus.

Oct 2, 2017

Everyone loves the idea of love and forgiveness—but do the abused need to "love and forgive" their abuser?

Here's my quick take on boundaries and self-care for the abused and traumatized. Watch this on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTgtEu5InBo

A romanticized culture of hyper-compassion easily leads to fatigue, disillusionment, and secondhand trauma, especially when we attempt to love those beyond our limits. I also share on trying to help those with mental illness, and the ugly reality that many of us are in over our heads and need to refer to professional help.

My post on love, abuse, and trauma: https://jsparkblog.com/2017/01/09/does-love-and-forgiveness-apply-to-abuse-and-trauma/