Abusive Retaliation/Paybacks

A phenomenon that victims experience, but don't always have the words to express, is called Abusive Retaliation or Paybacks. Now, this may automatically leave us thinking about the courts and the retaliation a victim might experience after she reports, leaves or files for protection and yes, this retaliation is a well documented concern. However, Paybacks go on... Continue Reading →


Are You Telling Me God is Abusive? Emotional Abuse part 4 Guest Rose Perry

*Thank you Rose Perry for sharing part of your story in regard to patriarchy and emotional abuse https://singoutloudandstrong.wordpress.com/ Littlebirdflies asked me to discuss emotional abuse caused by patriarchy for her. It's not an easy topic to tackle because patriarchy is sometimes abusive, but not always . Unfortunately, it lends itself to abuse easily, and it lends... Continue Reading →

Are You Telling Me that God is Abusive? Part 3 Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse as defined by Patricia Evans, advocate and author: "Verbal abuse creates emotional pain and mental anguish. It is a lie told to you or about you. Generally, verbal abuse defines people, telling them what they are, what they think, their motives, and so forth." Verbal abuse is insidious. It is most often, but... Continue Reading →

Manipulative Repentance: 8 Red Flags

"The recognition that there are healthy and unhealthy forms of repentance is both common sense and biblical (2 Corinthians 7:8-13). On this everyone agrees; secular and sacred. The difficulty is in discerning disingenuous repentance. Mature and discerning people can witness the same conversation and walk away with distinctly different impressions about whether a given expression... Continue Reading →


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