Monthly Archives: February 2011

God Hates Divorce – AND Domestic Violence

Did you know the very first occurrence of domestic violence was documented? Did you know it happened thousands of years ago, and it was not in a marriage? In Genesis, when Cain murdered Abel, we have our first account of domestic violence. See the definitions of domestic violence. It soon becomes clear that domestic violence…

Signs of Possible Molestation

Are you aware that 90% of all children who are sexually abused know their perpetrator? NINETY PERCENT!? That means only 1 of 10 molested children is assaulted by a stranger. Several have been asking me what some of the signs of child molestation are. My first suggestion is to go directly to the RAINN website―do…

Things to Tell Your Daughter About Safe Dating

I grew up in the 60s. Back then, the biggest fear we had about dating was getting pregnant. Today, parents need to be educated and informed about so much more than the possibilities of pregnancy. Although it is not  considered as socially shameful as it once was, the stigmas related to premarital sex and pregnancies are…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – THE TRUTH (Who wins the book?)

OUR LAST POST WAS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Win an autographed copy of the book. We’re going to try something different this post. If you have read my prior blogs on domestic violence or are familiar with my website, you may be able to find certain “errors” in this message. Granted, they are intentional. The post…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Win an autographed copy of the book.

We’re going to try something different this post. If you have read my prior blogs on domestic violence or are familiar with my website, you may be able to find certain “errors” in this message. Granted, they are intentional. The post will be up for a little more than 48 hours, at which time the…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS MORE THAN JUST A BAD TEMPER

The general public perceives domestic or intimate partner violence as one person losing their temper and striking another. Do not be deceived. The demon we know as ‘domestic violence’ would like for you to believe just that, when the truth is, it is a matter of power and control. We all have tempers, to some…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – IS GOD PUNISHING ME?

Many victims of domestic violence who have lived a faith-based life often believe they are “in this mess” because God is punishing them. Perhaps it was because of premarital sex, or some other secret sin that the Creator of the Universe has chosen to chastise them by allowing brutal abuse, whether verbal, emotional or physical….

To the Lives Taken by Rape

This post is dedicated to every victim of sexual assault, including our precious little angels who suffered at the hands of child molestation, and those brave souls who experienced rape, whether attempted or completed. To those whose lives were snuffed out as a result of a most unimaginable travesty, to all the special angels, no…

CAUGHT IN A VICTIM MENTALITY?

Moving from actually being the victim to the position of survivor is not an easy journey, nor is it a quick one. The question has been raised: At what point do you stop being a victim and start becoming a survivor? More importantly, at what point are we capable of releasing the past and its…

FORGIVING IS NOT FORGETTING

  All of my life I have been told I am required, as a Christian, to “forgive and forget.” I’ve often wondered if Christ realized what he was asking of us. I mean, really, I’m supposed to forgive someone who tried to put my head through a door? I’m supposed to forgive the one who…