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Monthly Archives: December, 2013

“I am abused.” Those words are so hard to say

Every survivor of abuse will identify with those words. Saying “I am abused” means passing through a membrane into a whole new reality. In this new world everything is different, scary, confronting . . . “I’m one of those women — a victim of abuse!” (I admit: I used to subconsciously look down on victims …

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Spot the Abuserese

I noticed this news story the other day: Man Banned From All Walmarts for Life. This video and much of the news coverage portrays this guy as a disabled penny pincher who loves taking his grandma to Walmart. I viewed the video and I heard something entirely different. I heard abuserese. He blames price matching for his …

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How to Put on Christ When You are Accused by the Enemy

Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. All Christians and in some ways in particular, those who have been victims of crafty abusers who parade as most eminent and holy Christians, have been the target of false accusations and condemnation, …

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Holiday season means more stress for victims of abuse, especially in visitation

As we round the bend of Christmas, many of our readers are facing the more than usually intense anguish of having to interact with their abuser. Those who are still living with an abuser often find that holiday seasons are the most difficult times to get through. Trying to keep the kids happy and reasonably …

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People who want to ride the fence

This is a grass roots movement — bottom up. The higher up levels in ministries and denominations will never listen unless there is a ground swell from lowly Christians. I dont see us dialoguing with the power brokers because they would only be trying to trick us into believing that they really do care about …

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The People Walking in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light

Luk 1:76-79 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, (77) to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, (78) because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us …

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