Category: Abusive Relationships

I Was Once a Pastor’s Wife Part 3 of 4   Una vez fui la esposa de un pastor Parte 4 de 4 What do you think of this story so far? How would you address the issues this young lady …

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Read Part 2 of 4 Una vez fui la esposa de un pastor Parte 3 de 4 _______________________________________________________________ Is there any hope for this young lady? https://www.focusministries1.org/blog/is-there-any-hope-for-me At the end of part 2, I asked a few questions… What do …

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  Please read here:  For Part 1 In Espanol: Una vez fui la esposa de un pastor Parte 2 de 3 – I Used to Be a Pastor’s Wife – Part 2 of 3   We began to spend more …

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     Like to read this blog In Espanol Shared with permission:               We met in the business office of the apartment complex where I lived. He was the I.T. professional, and I was the patient …

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Want to read this article in Spanish? La mente de un abusador What do these men have in common? Dennis Rodman, Tommy Lee and  Vince Neil (Motley Crew), James Brown, Christian Slater, O.J. Simpson, Ozzy Osbourne, Mel Gibson, Chris Brown, …

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If you missed part 1, here’s the link… https://www.focusministries1.org/blog/he-chooses-to-abuse-part-1-of-2   In EAW—entitlement-abuser-world, the entitled-ee (Yvonne’s dictionary) is self-privileged and a cousin to narcissism. The entitled-ee’s desires are more important than anyone else almost 100% of the time. They believe they …

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I frequently speak with women experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence. One of the hardest things I and they, find it hard to believe and accept is that domestic violence is a choice. Not the victim/survivor’s choice, but the abuser’s decision to …

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Who is going to take care of everything else if I am taking care of myself? I have a friend named Sophia. Sophia and her 4-year-old twins were going back home to Germany to visit. She listened, with one ear …

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You may feel as though you are trapped permanently in your abusive relationship; like there is no way out. Living in an abusive relationship is miserable and leaves you feeling hopeless. Sometimes you are paralyzed inside of the fear. Your …

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Need a refresher of series 2? https://www.focusministries1.org/blog/5-steps-to-quiet-courage-a-way-out-series-2-of-3 It seems almost impossible to emotionally detach (a defense mechanism used to cope with distressing or overwhelming emotions. It involves disconnection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors) from an abusive marriage, dating situation, …

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