Domestic Abuse

IS THIS REALLY A MESSAGE FROM GOD?

IS THIS REALLY A MESSAGE FROM GOD?

(Please read to the end. The intention of this post is not self-defense). From time to time on this blog, I write posts that are written from ”God's voice" as I imagine he would speak to my heart. I've had a few people unfollow and tell me that this is apostasy, and...

Is it Really Abuse?

Is it Really Abuse?

This is part one in a series.   Step one in becoming free from the impact of living with a destructive spouse or partner is admitting the truth. Oddly enough, we find that many times victims of domestic abuse do not even recognize that they are being abused. Rather...

How Twisting Words Destroys Relationships

How Twisting Words Destroys Relationships

This twisting of words and distortion of intentions kills relationships, and those who face it have little power to change things.

Uniformed people helpers tell us that if we would just win them over with a quiet and gentle spirit or bless them enough, they’ll come around. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Faith for the Impossible

Faith for the Impossible

After working with victims of abuse for over twenty two years, one thing has become clear to me. Those with faith do so much better on the road to recovery than those without it.

When Anger Takes Over

When Anger Takes Over

Today's post is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of my book, Called to Peace: A Survivor's Guide to Finding Peace and Healing After Domestic Abuse. Whether you've been through an abusive relationship or not, life is often unfair and it's easy to find yourself overwhelmed...