Terms You Need to Know

[ad_1] In my articles and on my website, I use a variety of terms to describe the crazy, traumatic, and often dehumanizing tactics deployed by an abusive personality against his or her target. Many of my readers are familiar with these terms, since they’re common to nearly all abusive relationships. However, a refresher is always […]

(5) Don’t Plant Your Seeds: Chapter Three

[ad_1] (Timur Weber pexels.com) Chapter Three: Verbal Attacks and Psychological Violence “For every kind of beast and bird, or reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” (James 3:… [ad_2] Source link

Don’t Plant Your Seeds: Chapter Two, Part Two

[ad_1] Chapter Two: The Serpent and the Maiden “At the root of every act of violence against one’s neighbor there is a concession to the ‘thinking’ of the evil one, the one who ‘was a murderer from the beginning’ (Jn 8:44).” (St. John Paul II, The Gospel of Life) Continued from Part One … Back […]

Release the Past and Embrace the Future

[ad_1] How do we let go of a traumatic, disappointing, or abusive past? How can we forgive (including self), release, be healed, and move on? Sadly, there is no magical wand. Christianity doesn’t offer magic, or the easy way out. Releasing the past doesn’t mean ignoring it, or running from it. Releasing the past means […]

The Serpent and the Maiden–the dangers of covert domestic abuse.

[ad_1] Chapter Two: The Serpent and the Maiden “At the root of every act of violence against one’s neighbor there is a concession to the ‘thinking’ of the evil one, the one who ‘was a murderer from the beginning’ (Jn 8:44).” (St. John Paul II, The Gospel of Life) Althou… [ad_2] Source link

The Importance of Emotional Safety Planning

[ad_1] (Ketut Subiyanto / pexels.com) Creating a safety plan is one of the crucial “what if” steps of preparation for individuals who are enduring abuse in their home. Crafting ways to carefully escape, to seek security with loved ones or in a domestic abuse shelter, to have all your necessary valuables (including your birth certificate, […]

Don’t Plant Your Seeds Among Thorns: Chapter One

[ad_1] Chapter One: An Overview of Domestic Abuse “The blow of a whip raises a welt, but a blow of the tongue crushes the bones.” (Sirach 28:17) When the topic domestic violence is mentioned, people often visualize black eyes, broken bones and clenched fists. However, manipulation and control over another individual takes many forms. Domestic […]

Changed by Grief, Transformed Through Hope

[ad_1] That doesn’t sound like a pleasant thing, doesn’t it? In many cases, it doesn’t even seem possible. Are we truly supposed to accept unacceptable situations, such as abuse and injustice? Strangely enough, the answer is yes—all while keeping in mind that acceptance doesn’t mean toleration of something that should never be tolerated. Share The […]