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  • Writer's pictureChelsi Myer

Getting a grasp on emotional health

We all need to tend to our emotional needs.

Welcome friends and family. I am so glad you're visiting Trusight. This is a safe place to be vulnerable. Although a frightening activity for most, vulnerability heals wounds: new and old. Please feel free to share your story here. My goal is to grow and invite you along on the process. Think of it as an ongoing conversation where you are welcome to weigh in, ask questions, and offer insight, but always with kindness and respect.

Testing of Faith

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1: 2-4

Emotional Intelligence

Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence states, "Emotions drive learning, decision-making, creativity, relationships, and health." Much like one's IQ or intelligence quotient, EQ gauges one's emotional quotient. IQ assess human intelligence and EQ assesses emotional intelligence. Being able to recognize, evaluate, and regulate one's own emotions and other's, increases EQ.

Spiritual Growth depends on Emotional Health

“You cannot attain spiritual growth without emotional maturity.” Pete Scazzero

Have you ever met an individual carrying angst, anger, shame, or fear from the past? Consider, were those individuals believers in Christ? If freedom in Christ is given to all those who believe then what's with the insistent burden-bearing of the days gone by? Wounds.

"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1

Typically, emotional maturity is stunted by slavery of something. Addiction, co-dependency, consumerism, comparison, shame, anxiety, fear, doubt, or otherwise comes to the top of my list. Wounds left unaddressed do not heal quite right. Think about a physical wound not given proper attention, infection, scarring, or death may occur. Emotional wounds are similar, but manifest themselves differently; bitterness, manipulation, narcissism, depression, isolation, skepticism, anxiety, rage, and complacency match up with the low-side of each enneagram number 1-9, respectively. Emotional wounds bleed out into our closest relationships, wreaking havoc in our souls and with everyone whom we come into contact.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

The most clear and concise description of an emotionally healthy Christian was written by Pete Scazzero here. He addresses why Christians can sometimes make lousy human beings. Scazzero shares 11 signs of emotional maturity aligning with spiritual growth. Go check out his site and comment below on your favorite ones. I am going to be working on number 4 more this year.

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