Monday 21st April 2014,

Browsing the "Suffering" Category


The Attack of Anxiety

I remember the feeling all to well. My chest felt so tight. I could hear my heart beating, it seemed overwhelmingly loud, my mind was swirling. I began to feel flush. What on earth is happening to my body? I [...]

April 10, 2014 Anxiety, Insecurity, Suffering

The Importance of (Extended) Family

“I don’t care whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching, they are your family.”  -Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty When you close your eyes and imagine a room filled [...]

December 21, 2013 Family, Suffering

Relying on the “Pick Me Up”

Why are you doing this? Out of emotion? Because of something in the past? Because you don’t like your present state? What makes you want to do this?   When we are covered in anger, or resentment… when we start [...]

October 22, 2013 Dating, Faith, Fear, God, Grief, Honesty, Insecurity, Lies, Listening, Pain, Suffering, Suicide

Explore God – How Can God Allow Pain and Suffering?

A deeply personal question to Ben Sledge and one why he ran away from Christianity for close to a decade, he explores the hardest question asked of any person of faith…… I realize I haven’t answered all questions with things [...]

October 15, 2013 Pain, Suffering

Depression Isn’t Tangible But Neither is the Solution.

Part of depression is not being willing to forgive. It may be someone who hurt you that you are unwilling to forgive. Maybe you did something and aren’t willing to forgive yourself. But it takes strength to be willing to [...]

October 11, 2013 forgiveness, God, Insecurity, Lies, Love, Suffering, Suicide

Save Sorrow for the Souls in Doubt

I am very much familiar with the feeling of letting go of control, and letting God take over. So, I wanted to share my story with you. But buckle up, its long. I came to know Christ when I was [...]

September 9, 2013 forgiveness, God, hope, Pain, Suffering

I Was Trafficked By My Own Father

This is me; about 11 years old. I am at one of the many homes I lived in throughout my childhood. I am the oldest of ten children. At this time in my life there were six of us plus [...]

August 19, 2013 Abuse, Addiction, Guest Blog, Pain, Suffering, Trafficking

.Be Heard.

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There’s no one alive who is you-er than you.” – Dr. Seuss I love this quote because it reeks of individuality. And it’s so true, there’s nobody in this entire world [...]

August 16, 2013 Addiction, advice, Help, hope, Lies, Pain, Suffering, Suicide

Grace is enough….

Hi, My name is Aaron. I saw an update on Heart Support, saying “Tell Us YOUR Story“. So, that’s what I’m doing. I’m telling you my story in hopes that it encourages you, shows you that your not alone, and/or [...]

July 6, 2013 Grief, Guest Blog, Pain, Suffering, Suicide
Ben Sledge Bio

The Things We Carry

*** WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. We at HeartSupport believe that in order to create authentic community, stories must be told in the most realistic fashion holding nothing back. Our intent is not to offend, disrespect value sets, or go against our [...]

April 22, 2013 Blog, Grace, Grief, Honesty, hope, Pain, Suffering