I was recently triggered on Facebook. Not a big surprise right? Well, I was surprised! I work really hard to keep my Facebook page free from swearing, violence and such yuckiness. To my surprise, when I opened my Facebook feed, a huge picture of an angry man with his middle finger greeted me! To say I... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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In my last post, we explored some of the things a victim has to consider before she chooses to leave or stay in an abusive relationship. (Should I go or Should I stay?) This post will explore the important question of why an abuser believes he is allowed to abuse. Let me begin by saying... Continue Reading →
It came out of nowhere; completely unexpected. One minute we were enjoying our lunch and a break from homeschooling, and the next moment he was yelling at the top of his lungs. Storming through the house. Throwing whatever was in his path. The children and I were stunned. We sat there, eyes wide open, trying... Continue Reading →
An incredible, accurate and much needed sermon regarding what God really desires from women in the home and in church. This breaks down the wall of miscommunications of expectations of who women should be. https://vimeo.com/37061665/description
It is hard to imagine a compliment being abusive. After all, we expect that a compliment will make us feel really good about ourselves. We expect that a compliment is given in sincerity, but very often a compliment is given for completely different reasons. An abuser often offers a backhanded or an abusive compliment as... Continue Reading →
"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... Continue Reading →
Yes and Yes…reblogged at http://www.littlebirdflies.wordpress.com
I recently tweeted:
If you are listening to a sermon and they use “You know how women are, they always …” for a laugh line, it’s OK to get up and walk out.
That must have struck a nerve, because this is turning out to be the most re-tweeted thing I’ve ever written on twitter. I think it’s because a lot of people have been hurt by humor from the pulpit that’s just not funny.
I’ve heard it from liberals and conservatives, from egalitarians and complementarians, from men about women and women about men. The lesson here is that it’s never appropriate to use a put-down for a cheap laugh in an effort to make a point about Jesus.
Not Just Sermons
One pastor at a recent conference tweeted:
It’s exciting to be in a room with 1,300+ people none of whom are Rachel Held Evans fans. It gives me hope…
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