Posts Tagged "Emotional and Verbal Abuse"

Do You Have a Narcissistic Parent?

Do You Have a Narcissistic Parent?

  Many of us grew up with emotional, sexual, or physical abuse. Did you? You may not have experienced overt abuse, but maybe you were raised by one or more parents who put themselves and their needs before yours. The…

Creating YOUR Reality in Court

Creating YOUR Reality in Court

I have written many times about how the family court system often sides with abusers when it comes to custody issues. I have heard some of the saddest stories in my life from abuse survivors who are treated with contempt…

Let Abusers Reap What They Sow

Let Abusers Reap What They Sow

I recently saw a blog outlining a Pastor’s response to an abuse victim’s request for help. His response infuriated me! I am sure my blood pressure went up about 20 points. Today I would like to share the original request…

That Crazy-Making Honeymoon Stage

That Crazy-Making Honeymoon Stage

Have you ever received a letter from your abuser where he* makes every promise you ever wanted to hear? Suddenly, your decision to leave him seems the most stupid and selfish move you have ever made. This was my experience….

What Does the Bible Say about Abuse?

What Does the Bible Say about Abuse?

  I am continuing my intensive course. This week, my friend Rose Saad, author of A Path to Hope, was kind enough to write a guest blog for me. Many of us have tried to seek wisdom about domestic violence from our…

How Amy Found Peace

How Amy Found Peace

  Good morning my friends! I am taking an intensive graduate course for the next few weeks. My good friend Amy Daumit, author of Forget Me Not, Learning to Live With Me and For Me and creator of Forget Me Not Advocacy Group, and…

A Path to Hope by Rose Saad

A Path to Hope by Rose Saad

  I would like to introduce you to my new friend, author Rose Saad. She was visiting my city a few weeks ago, and took time out to meet me at a coffee shop. It was like meeting an old…

Invalidation – A Favorite Tool of an Abuser

Invalidation – A Favorite Tool of an Abuser

  Abusers have many tools in their tool belt. One of their greatest tools is to invalidate you.  What does this invalidation look like? The abuser tries to talk you out of your feelings. Here are several examples:* Ordering you to feel differently…

Your New Name

Your New Name

Last year, I shared my experience beginning to take yoga. At that time, I shared that I was uncomfortable with the idea that yoga is often associated with Eastern religions. The class I was taking became more and more linked with…