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Is it bad to keep secrets? What harm could possibly come? Dr John Gottman says “When you’re keeping secrets, you’re hurting your own ability to love”.
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I’m yours forever. (anonymous)
Seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do; seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already. (Benjamin T. Russell )
If you find someone attractive, you try to make them find you attractive. That is called seduction. And seduction is a bit ugly. You could say it’s a bit ugly to use your charisma. (Jonathan King)
Your silence will not protect you. (Audre Lorde)
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” (Martin Luther King)
Guilt says “I’ve done something bad.” Shame says “I am bad”.
Guilt propels us into making amends or compensation for what we have done.
Shame sends us into a vicious cycle of withdrawal and hiding, often resulting in destructive consequences.
Our choice to recover loudly has not come lightly. This is a difficult journey, particularly for Dave. The courage to share his heart in our memoir is going to be lifechanging for all men and women, whether betrayed or wayward.
Recovery is possible, but first, one has to get real, very real and that requires a brave heart.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?