According to Patricia Evan's in The Verbally Abusive Relationship, There are 15 different types of verbal abuse: Purchase her book here: http://www.patriciaevans.com/ **I will add types 6-10 and 11-15 in later posts** 1.Withholding. I always thought that a relationship should be honest and authentic. I thought that each person would endeavor to make themselves... Continue Reading →
Emilie and Taffy are a daughter/mother team who are dreaming of a mission trip to Bolivia through Maranatha Volunteers International. Emilie's a 10th grader who has battled severe social anxiety most of her teen life. She is a kind, smart, strong and brave young woman who would love to share the gospel in Bolivia. When... Continue Reading →
I once worked for a nonprofit organization that had an abusive cycle. This organization has a long history of replacing their volunteers and workers about every 3 years. This replacement was done through manipulation, lies, abuse and smear campaigns. It was very effective and many inside the organization could not see it until it was... Continue Reading →
Ask anyone what they want for Christmas and you’ll hear all sorts of lovely requests for toys, clothes, food and such sundry. This Christmas Eve, I am thinking about all my sister victims, the ones who aren’t ‘out’ yet and the real Christmas lists they are longing for. Dear Someone: A Hug A little hug.... Continue Reading →
I was asked to guest blog for SDA Homeschool moms regarding our upcoming mission trip to Bolivia. http://www.sdahomeschools.org/teens-and-mission-trips/
k If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). Just to clear things up...The biggest reason a victim stays with her abuser is because she firmly believes that it will get better. Hope is paralyzing. The... Continue Reading →
As more holidays approach, I thought I’d repost a blog I did about what it is like to go through holidays and special occasions with abusers.
It was valentines day. I was so excited about the gift I was going to give my husband. We loved Disney and visited the parks 2x per year. During one of our visits we had splurged on a gorgeous Disney print. It had been in our closet for over a year and this valentines day I planned to mount it and frame it myself at the frame shop class. Now, we could hang it on our wall. This was my special valentines to my husband.
I worked for 2 weeks, my baby in the stroller by my side, at the frame shop, learning to how to mount and frame the print just perfectly. The big day came. I was so far out of my comfort zone! I knew I had spent money not only on the frame supplies but also on the class I took. I was just sure, however, that…
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We are 1 week away from our Healing retreat; Jesus in the Hard Places. Please be in prayer for each of the special ladies who are joining us. Pray also for the Power of the Holy Spirit to sit on each one and bring them to the healing they need in Jesus. http://www.waterfallministry.wordpress.com
I am angry! Angry at all the 'me too' posts that are being hash tagged out on social media. Mad because of so many females and males who have the right to say 'me too'. Mad because so many others... Continue Reading →