Abusive Degradation

“You will never be able to survive without me.” “You are going to bankrupt this family.” “Would you like to go sit in the car? Continue talking like this and you can go sit in the car.” “What are you, stupid?” “Now that you have a job, you will need to pay the bills. I…

Domestic Abuse is the Faith Community: Ginger Johnson

My good friend and personal mentor, Ginger, speaking about Domestic abuse at the AWAKEN conference.  Ginger Johnson explains the dynamic of power and control, the cycle of abuse and the effects of abuse on a family. Her talk is SPOT ON!!! Please take a listen! and the panel  

Jesus in the Hard Places Women’s Retreat

Have you been living in a hard place? Are you coming out of a hard place in life? Were there hard places that you still need to find healing from? AmberJoy and Taffy are delighted to help you find healing from the hurt, joy from the sadness and peace in the midst of the stormy…

There was Abuse in my Church Today

**I don’t write this to personally attack any single person, teacher or pastor. In fact, after approaching the teachers they were very understanding, regretful and open. I appreciate their efforts whole heartedly. The grades 9-10 class, including three of my children, presented the sermon today.  It was a readers theater; a group chorus line type…

Let’s Do This, Together (By Neil Schori)

Originally posted on Amy R. Buckley:
Christian communities are not immune to intimate partner abuse and violence. May more churches step up to the plate to become safe havens for the one in three women who suffer. Education and practical training can make a life and death difference. In 2007, I worked for a large…

Abusive Unkindness

Emotional unkindness is the foundation that holds up the entire house called “abuse”.  All of us have moments when we are unkind to someone either on purpose or by accident, but that does not make us abusive. Emotional unkindness is, like all abuses, ongoing and repetitive but unlike the other types of manipulation, emotional unkindness is part of all…

Abusive Over-Protection with Guest blogger Rose Perry

I sat, stunned, in the driver’s seat, still gripping the steering wheel now that the van had stopped sliding. The roads had iced over while I was in the last store and I didn’t realize it. I looked back at my boys, worried. Thankfully they were both perfectly fine, and a little excited about our…

Abusive Isolation

The number 1 tool of abusers is isolation. The reason why it is the most used form and usually one of the first forms of abuse is two-fold.  First, isolation keeps her feeding off of him. He sets himself up to provide her with her basic needs, emotional needs and define what she should think…

Abusive Requirements and Restrictions

Every person is given, by God, inalienable rights. The US constitution affirms this. Unfortunately there are some people who firmly believe that their rights are more important then anybody else’s. In order for abusers to maintain control and reinforce their belief in their personal right to rule over another person, they will force requirements and…