Category: Betrayal

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 …

 He Chooses to Abuse – Part 1 of 2 Read More »

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What does a holocaust survivor and a person experiencing domestic violence have in common? Trauma Bonding. “Trauma bonding is evidenced in any relationship in which the connection defies logic and is very hard to break. The components necessary for a …

5 Steps to Quiet Courage, A Way Out  – Series 1 of 3 Read More »

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Have you picked up on any red flags as you were reading parts 1 and 2? I hope so! Missed Part 2, no worries! Click on the link for the last post… https://www.focusministries1.org/blog/engaged-at-christmas-part-2   Eva and Jessica were sitting in …

An Engagement Ring for Christmas – Part 3 Read More »

In the last post, you were introduced to Eva and Jason who had a whirlwind courtship. They met in July, quickly fell in love, and before Eva had the chance to catch her breath, Jason proposed—in October, three months after they …

Engaged at Christmas – Part 2 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 someone has sinned against us, we must choose our response carefully. We may hear various voices from church leadership claiming to know what we should do. Forgive and forget are often the words they choose to say followed by …

A Time of Testing Read More »

There are days when we seem to be caught in the fog of life. Dreariness shadows our every move. Directional signals telling us which way to turn in our present situations allude us. So we wander aimlessly and fall head …

“Pit Living” Read More »