Forgiving My Alcoholic Mother :: Sarah Mae [Ep 257]

September 16, 2019 | 0 comments

Author, blogger and podcast host Sarah Mae joins me to share her story of working through the generational bondage of alcoholism and the verbal and emotional abuse she suffered from her mother. 

I remember yelling out, ‘I’m going to kill myself,’ and her saying, ‘Go ahead, I dare you.’ And that was it for me. I just bawled because I felt so unloved and so confused.

In her new book The Complicated Heart, Sarah takes us into her painful past and all she experienced with her mom. She also shares the hope and victory of how God wooed her heart and changed the direction of her family forever. 

Dysfunction does not have to be your legacy. It does not have to be your identity. And you do not have to pass it on to your kids. It doesn’t matter if you were born into it, married into it or you created it yourself. There is always victory on the table. We just have to be willing to pick it up.

Throughout our chat, Sarah is candid and encouraging. She shares openly about the abortion she had at 16 and the healing she’s experienced from bravely speaking out against the shame of past sin and accepting God’s grace as all-sufficient. 

What we chat about:

  • How Sarah learned to love and forgive her alcoholic mother
  • Practical advice for daughters who are hurting from parental woundings and hope for parents who have failed
  • The verbal and mental abuse that Sarah endured as a teenager
  • Honoring Sarah’s mom’s story by including her journal entries in the book
  • Sarah’s path to healing and the many ways God wooed her heart 
  • The story behind Sarah’s abortion at 16-years-old
  • Creating a new legacy for your family by bravely working through the places of sin and shame in your life
  • Wounds from your parents are valid things to grieve

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