Posts Tagged "Worth of the Abused"

How Do YOU View God?

How Do YOU View God?

I have been reading a really interesting book for my master’s program. It is called With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God. The author, Skye Jethani talks about the four postures people typically take when relating to God. The following describes…

Do Christian Abuse Victims Have Rights?

Do Christian Abuse Victims Have Rights?

Have you ever heard someone say, “Christians should surrender their rights?” Does the Bible really teach that? How can this idea be used to keep a domestic violence victim in bondage? The following was shared by Leslie Vernick as a guest blog…

What Lies Do You Believe?

What Lies Do You Believe?

Many of us unconsciously believe lies about ourselves, others, and God. Being abused can mess with your mind. We begin believing the negative (untrue) things our abusers say about us. Then, without realizing it, we act on the lies we…

Stop That Negative Self-Talk

Stop That Negative Self-Talk

Years ago, I went to a counselor because I was depressed. She had me try this exercise. For a period of time, (day, week), write down everything you say to yourself. This was an eye-opening exercise for me. Here are…

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I stay with or leave my abusive partner? This is the agonizing question many of you are asking yourselves right now. No one can answer this question for you. There are many forces pushing you first to leave, then to…

What Voices Are You Listening To?

What Voices Are You Listening To?

What do you hear about yourself when you listen to your inner voice? Do you hear how wonderful, smart and strong you are? Or, do you hear a negative voice, one that says you are lazy, fat and stupid? Maybe…

A Garment of Praise

A Garment of Praise

Last year I shared a new method I learned of studying the Bible. I read a chapter of the Bible and write down everything that speaks to me. Then, I look at what I’ve written and discern what I think God…

God Values You Over Your Marriage

God Values You Over Your Marriage

I have recently finished a course on the Old Testament – so interesting! One of the things we studied closely was the 10 Commandments. I have looked at the 10 Commandments many, many times. But, this time, really studying them gave…