Defenses used in abuse
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero, p. 141 “When we are children, creating a defensive wall to shield us from pain can serve as one of God’s great gifts to us. If someone suffers emotional or sexual abuse as a young child, for example, denial of the assault on his or her exposed humanity […]
Deeper Questions – Abuse – Physi...
Are you or your children currently in physical danger? If so, where can you find temporary refuge… family, church, friends? Do you feel trapped and helpless? Be assured that God sees you and that His love for you is beyond measure. Does your spouse keep tight control over your friendships, work relationships, and others? Have you […]
Encourage – Abuse – Physical
If you are being physically abused, you need someone to help you put together a plan of action. If your children are in danger, you have a responsibility to get you and them to a safe place. Even if you feel out of place or somewhat intimidated or embarrassed, be sure to stay involved in […]