Category: Abusive Relationships

Heading into the Christmas (Christ More) season can be extremely hard on someone experiencing domestic violence. I mean, commercials express perfect happy families blissfully smiling as they sit around the beautifully color-coordinated Christmas tree. Office parties gear up and on …

Really God? Read More »

This true story is shared with permission. It chronicles the life of a young lady who had no idea she was experiencing domestic violence, let alone how insidiously the effects would affect every future decision she would make. Having witnessed …

Behind Closed Doors: The Alarming Effects on Children who Witness Domestic Violence Read More »

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After 20+ years of being in an unhealthy marriage, I finally realized that I had been abused all that time.  Not physically, but definitely both emotionally and verbally.  But even as I started to wrap my head around the new …

Deciphering the Profound Mystery Read More »

Ann sat gazing at the stain-glass window as she listened to the worship songs being sung. She noticed the varied colored pieces that had been carefully placed to form the intricate design. Her mind wandered to the hopes and dreams …

Is There Any Hope For Me? Read More »

When life is chaotic and out of control, we have a tendency to hold on to areas of our life that are detrimental to our well-being. We hold onto: LABELS Labels become badges of negativity: ugly, fat, dumb, too sensitive, …

What’s in Your Grip? Read More »

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With her dreams in her hand and hope for the future, Pat walked down the long aisle of her church to marry a Christian man who was well liked. As she gazed into his eyes, a moment of doubt flashed …

Lord, Are You Still There? Read More »

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Wherever I go, I see evidence of God’s most beautiful and unique design in creation in the women I meet. With just words, each woman was designed by God. Actually if you think about it, God was and still is …

What Color is Your Elephant? Read More »

20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” …

Take Heart, Daughter! Read More »

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After identifying our Fool, we may ask ourselves “Now What!” We can once again turn back to the wisdom of scripture to learn how to respond while heading its warning. Proverbs 24:25: “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, …

Responding Wisely to a FOOL Read More »

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An abuser may be male or female from any culture or from any racial or socio-economic background. They may appear normal, charming, or religious. They may be the usher, the elder, or even the pastor at your church. Abusers come …

Can a FOOL Be an Abuser? Read More »

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