I’ve been a pastor for nearly a decade, but I tried to kill myself four years ago. Since that dark season, I have been actively focusing on recovery from a suicide attempt, plus the underlying wounds of: childhood sexual abuse, church hurts, and a pornography addiction. I have learned that recovery is about digging. About finding. And about facing realities. And, equally as important, recovery is about self-care.
Self-care is giving yourself permission to be first for a little while. It’s not making excuses about why you can’t do what you know in your gut you need to do. If you’re new to this, join me on HuffPost Lifestyle for 3 reasons why your self-care matters. Just click here.
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