Posts Tagged "Healing from Abuse"

Advice to a Repentant Abuser

Advice to a Repentant Abuser

Recently, an abusive man* contacted me via my website’s contact page. He told me he realized several months ago he had been abusing his wife for over a decade, and had stopped. Even though he was no longer abusive (his…

Honor DVAM by Seeking Healing for You

Honor DVAM by Seeking Healing for You

Good Morning friends! Today begins week two of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last week I gave several ideas for very public ways to bring awareness to the dangers of domestic violence. This week, I’d like to take a different focus. For…

We are God’s Bride

We are God’s Bride

I know many women (and men) who have come out of abusive relationships. Sometimes they jump right back into one. There are many reasons for this. One of them is that they feel adrift without their abusive mate, and they…

I don’t want to look back

I don’t want to look back

I saw an interesting blog last week written by Mike McBride of ChildAbuseSurvivor.net. Mike writes about abuse as an adult male who was abused as a child. In his blog, he talks about healing from abuse, and growing older. He says many abuse…

How/When To Include Your Kids?

How/When To Include Your Kids?

I hope you have enjoyed my series on dating after abuse. If you have been dating someone, and you think you may seriously have a future with him,* you may wonder when is the right time to introduce each other…

Safety Guidelines for Dating

Safety Guidelines for Dating

Former Abuse victims often worry about picking another abuser when they begin dating again. This is a valid concern. Why? Here are a few reasons many survivors will unintentionally pick an abuser again: Abusers are very charming at the beginning of…

Are You Ready to Date?

Are You Ready to Date?

In last week’s blog I began my series about dating after abuse by looking at what the bible says about divorce and remarriage. This week I will help you decide if you are ready to date. This is an important…

We Store Our Trauma in Our Bodies

We Store Our Trauma in Our Bodies

I put off taking a yoga class for years, though many friends, counselors and doctors had recommended it to me. I knew it was often very “new age,” and I didn’t want to deal with that. When I finally tried…

How to Forgive Yourself

How to Forgive Yourself

In my last blog, I gave several reasons why forgiving yourself is important when healing from abuse.  Today, I’d like to share some practical steps for doing this. The following is taken from my upcoming book, A Journey to Healing after…