This article was originally published December 1, 2011 on the old blog
The mind is a precious, tender, and special thing. When dealing with
PTSD & Deception it can = backward progress. On Thanksgiving day,
just before midnight, I received some devastating news. This news would
affect more than just me personally, it would affect my boys, their
sisters, and aggravate their PTSD.
I will not share the details of this news, as the news itself is not important. The type of news is the key point.
Deception, deceit, lies...
a person is healing from PTSD, their mind is rerouting thought
patterns, memories, perception of people, places, and things. This
healing time is fragile and if lies, deceit, or deception enters...it
could completely reverse the healing process.
If you are
personally healing from PTSD you understand how important reality &
the truth are. If you are standing along side someone healing through
PTSD, you should NOT allow, implant, or produce deception, lies, or
deceit in any situation.
The truth is always the best medicine.
Sometimes, good people make bad decisions. Sometimes, bad people make
good decisions. Sometimes, people good or bad assume that someone
healing can't handle the truth. This is completely false. The truth will
help heal and benefit someone struggling with PTSD. The truth is not
always pretty, fun, or joyously delivered. But, the truth is always the
If you choose to be that solid foundation, that rock
for the healing person to lean on, you must do it truthfully. If you do
not... PTSD & Deception = backward progress :-(
God has held
my boys & I in his gentle loving hands and protected us for many
years. The day I received the news of a year & half of
deception...My God was there to catch us when we were weak kneed and
almost fell backwards.
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