As told by "Nora" and written by Lauren Rose The Called to Peace Ministries (CTPM) Emergency Fund was exactly the help and support that my children and I needed at the exact moment we needed it. I will be forever grateful for how CTPM stepped into my life and lifted...
Meet Brooke, Part 2: Escaping the Darkness
Written by: Brooke ---Continued from Part One: Coming to the Light--- One evening a couple of weeks before Christmas, I was eight months pregnant and crying out to God again, asking Him for faith to help me believe and act on the truth that He would provide for my...
Meet Brooke, Part 1: Coming to the Light
Written by: Brooke My story begins with a deep, unexplainable desire to be loved. After spending two years in an emotionally abusive dating relationship with a man I was engaged to and living with, I decided I did not want to spend the rest of my life with this person...
The Mind-Body Connection – Psychological Abuse is Physical Abuse!
Guest Author: Eva Priest The disclosure of my abuse has been met with varying degrees of compassion. One clergyman responded, “Let me ask you this: was it physical?” His question stung. I was bewildered. He seemed more concerned with the theological justification or...
A Letter from a Survivor
Marriage is highly valued! But this marriage might take my life! The image that God has created in me was almost gone.
This year I celebrated my 40th birthday full of joy and gratitude! The day marked a milestone for me in reaching goals that seemed unattainable not so long ago. I am a survivor of domestic abuse; yet, through the love and support of many people, including Called to...
Meet Kristen – Christmas Holidays, a Domestic Abuse Rescue, and a New Song of Redemption!
She always felt something was broken within her that made her unlovable…until a Christmas redemption occurred!
Meet Meghan – Christmas Fairytale, Christmas Nightmare, to Christmas Peace!
…what I thought began as a Christmas fairytale marriage was ending as a Christmas nightmare.
Domestic Violence and COVID-19: Called to Peace Ministries’ Role during the Pandemic
“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.”
Meet Emily: Thriving Forward
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.
You Know That Lady?
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!