The Aftereffects of Emotional Abuse

The aftereffects of living under abuse are long and complicated. It’s a bit like a brain tumor that has wrapped itself around the brainstem and all throughout your skull. There’s not just one easy way to undo all that’s been done. There’s no off switch. One of my...

Church, Wake Up to Abuse

I am a very grateful girl. My pleas for help were misunderstood for a dozen years. And now, in this safe place, I can honestly say that I am grateful that they were.  Hear me out. Because my experience is one of not being helped and being helped, I know both sides of...

Gaslighting

Lately I’ve been thinking about the little known type of abuse called gaslighting. Its name is taken from the play and the two subsequent screen adaptations where the husband attempts to convince his wife – and others – that she is insane by manipulating elements in...

Is There Grace for the Abuser?

Question (from Facebook community): “My husband has spent the past ten years hurting me emotionally, lying to me, calling me names, and trying to control me. I am trying to do the right things but it’s so hard when he keeps hurting me. Is there any hope for my husband...

Life isn't always how we want it. When change seems elusive, and we're stuck in old routines, a gentle push or some self-reflection can make a difference. Let these questions be that nudge to get you moving.

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