BlogWisdom and Encouragement from a Biblical Perspective Concerning Domestic Abuse.
“But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God…. He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The Lord frees the prisoners.” Psalm 146:5-7
She always felt something was broken within her that made her unlovable…until a Christmas redemption occurred!
My Advocate in heaven made a way when there seemed to be no way. It was truly as if “He lifted me out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock”
…what I thought began as a Christmas fairytale marriage was ending as a Christmas nightmare.
Carly tried everything! She apologized for being an unsubmissive wife and sought to make herself available for all of his needs. She cooked and cleaned and did her best to fulfill every one of Frank’s demands. But he always needed more!
Love ceases to be love when free will is taken out of the equation.
“This data confirms what we suspected,” said study co-author Mardi Chadwick Balcom. “Being confined to home for a period of time would increase the possibility of violence between intimate partners.”
Unfortunately, as my mother tried to absorb the blows of verbal, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse alone, she could not shield me from its effects forever.
That lady? Chances are… you know her.
That gifted persons? Those involved and educated by Called to Peace Ministries.
“It was like a switch flipped in him after his porn addiction was discovered,…I knew it was an abusive relationship in my heart, but I needed that external validation and confirmation. I felt so crazy, confused, and hopeless!
“It was like a horrendous dust storm that was too significant at the time to settle, so I couldn’t fully grasp what had and was occurring. My thoughts were muddled. I was crushed but would do my best to try to understand and succeed regardless. It was just an endless string of what-ifs.”
Scars do not need to define us, rather through us engaging with Jesus’ scars and letting
his wounds touch our wounds, we can find healing and identity—we can be defined by hope!
Is God at the core of your thoughts, actions, behaviors, and desires?