Tag Archive: People

Traveling in Our Destiny

Are we living with purpose? Great question, huh? But, wouldn’t it make sense to know just what our purpose is before we try to give an answer? Some are probably wondering what this has to do with our emotional wellbeing. In a word—everything. I floundered for many years, halfway knowing I had a reason for…

Does the Church Condone Domestic Violence?

Does the Church condone domestic violence? This is a tricky question, or two-sided at the very least. Do I believe the church condones domestic violence? Not intentionally. Do I believe domestic violence is condoned in churches today? Yes, unintentionally. I believe many churches are simply unaware, untrained or uneducated on the nuts and bolts of…

Domestic Violence – How Do We Offer Spiritual Support?

Domestic violence is no respecter of person or religion. You see, when it comes to abuse, it happens every day in the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Catholic or Hindu home. It also occurs daily in the homes of agnostics and atheists. I suppose you could say domestic/intimate partner violence is an interfaith issue. So, what do…

Domestic Violence – Leaving is the Victim’s Choice

If you are a victim of domestic/intimate partner violence, do not take this as encouragement to stay in an abusive relationship. While also for victims, this post is especially aimed at all the family members, friends and coworkers of victims of abuse. I hope victims and those who interact with victims will post a comment…

Domestic Violence – The Motivations for Speaking Out

Silence is the greatest enemy of breaking free from domestic violence, but it is also what puts a victim in a place of greatest jeopardy. The time a victim of domestic violence chooses to break free and/or speak out is the most dangerous part of breaking the cycle. It is a decision to be considered…

Where Have I Been?

I just feel the need to touch base and send a “shout out” to all those who visit here, whether regularly or once or twice. I’m recuperating from a week in the Critical Care Unit, final diagnosis is TIA. On the mend and should be back to normal (whatever THAT is for ME!!) very shortly….

Learning From Disappointments – Self Care: Another Life Lesson

This has been a couple of weeks of major disappointments and lessons learned. I have a whole new appreciation for “self care” now, having been given an excellent opportunity to personally choose it or not. An emergency admission to the critical care unit to rule out heart attack or stroke was not the greatest way…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—THE DANGER OF TRYING TO LEAVE

    How many women who tried to break out of an abusive relationship are lying in our cemeteries today? The danger associated with attempting to escape domestic violence is somber. A victim of domestic/intimate partner violence is at the greatest point of danger when she tries to leave. Yet, still today, victims and survivors,…

IT’S JUST A BAD TEMPER, NOT ABUSE

There is a common misconception that domestic violence is basically the result of a bad temper, or a need for some “simple anger management.” Do not be deceived. The root of domestic/intimate partner violence is the need for power and control. The more an abuser feels their power and control being threatened or usurped, the…

WOMEN WHO ABUSE MEN

Yes, I have finally decided to take on this topic. You can’t imagine the flack received by activists and advocates of domestic violence awareness, accusations of hating men or the posts on the internet skewing numbers as to the proportion of women versus men who are abused. Well, I’m sticking with the statistic that seems…