30 question checklist of less talked about signs of emotional abuse. Many churches teach that men are over women in every aspect of life which leads to abusive, angry and controlling men taking toxic liberties with power. Is this you or someone you know?
Abuse comes in many forms and knows no boundaries. 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse during her lifetime and more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year. *Men can also be the victim of abuse, but my ministry is mainly to women so I address myContinue reading “Toxic Tuesday: Traumatic bonding”
Here is one more story of a woman who was living under verbal and emotional abuse. After 25 years she tried to leave; unsuccessfully. He followed her and killed her. Here is a fact you rarely hear, but it’s true. Abusers don’t get better. Abuse escalates with time. From the Tallahassee Democrat: Karl Etters,Continue reading “Escalation of abuse led to murder”
This begins a series of writings from women living in difficult, disappointing, or destructive marriages…or leaving destructive marriages/relationships. When women are physically abused the harm is often visible, but what about verbal and emotional abuse? The injury is internal…on the heart, soul, mind and strength. You may never guess her husband rages in a differentContinue reading “Listen…her heart is crying”
I’m again passing on lessons I’ve learned the hard way. There is one glaring clue for spotting an unsafe person; an abuser…so, please, let me enlighten you…
Church: Recognize and prevent emotional abuse and be prepared to help the abused woman. Letter from a pastor… professional help now…references for local counselors
Here’s a quick read to help you recognize if you are under the influence of a toxic person.
Make a list of applicable concerns, grievances, infidelities, hurtful behaviors or possible mental illnesses. Your goal is to bring the person to repentance, restore the relationship and provide emotional healing.
Nothing crushes your spirit more than abuse.
We have to deal with abuse because it is contagious and gets passed on from generation to generation.
Crazymaking: Part 2 of Breaking Free from Abuse Here are notes I took yesterday from Pastor Rick Warren’s September series You Make Me Crazy. If you know a crazymaker or are a crazymaker God has much to say about abusive circumstances. No matter how bad your circumstances are you can count on God’s love and God’sContinue reading “Crazymaking: Part 2 of Breaking Free from Abuse”
Breaking Free From Abuse: Listen, MP3 or Podcast This is for sweet women suffering in abusive relationships who need to know God is on their side; I am too and I am praying for you. If you or someone you know is suffering from physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse you need to realize, “The damageContinue reading “Breaking Free From Abuse: Listen, MP3 or Podcast”
HIDDEN HARDSHIPS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS I received this devotion in my email inbox yesterday from Proverbs 31 Ministries. This is a beautiful testimony of how a woman lived through difficult circumstances by not forsaking her time with the Lord each day. Over three hundred years ago this woman made a difference not only in theContinue reading “Hidden Hardships Behind Closed Doors”