Writing Crushing Codependency and Relational Idolatry has been part of a tumultuous journey that began a few years ago with my husband’s home going. It was at that time, after God put me on a path of healing, I cried out to Him and submitted my will to His.
Weeks before I walked through the door for my first counseling session, I had already identified my problem. Texting my new friend, I exclaimed: “I’m here to face the giant!” Already facing giants of grief and depression, the meanest, most despicable goliath in my life was the newly resurrected entrapment of emotional dependency, working itself out in relational idolatry.
In my book, I describe my battles with emotional dependency from the challenge of living through the struggles. I write with hope that you will feel relief to find you are not the only one with feelings you don’t understand. Perhaps you struggle with discomfort when you are around certain people or in certain situations.
Do you grapple with a load of heavy emotional baggage? Is your heart locked behind walls? Are you stuck in an addiction similar to mine? Are you trying to please people?
I’d love to hear from you! —Mary