Category Archives: Abuse in Families

To the Young Woman with Bruises

To the Young Woman with Bruises I had not intended to be 120 miles from home Late on a Sunday night in an unfamiliar city Sitting in my van with a Monster drink in my hand Trying to wake up … Continue reading

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War Room: Hope or Hype?

Dear friends,So the War Room movie hit #1 status in the box offices, and that’s pretty amazing for an overtly Christian film. Immediately, my Facebook feed filled with glowing endorsements from my friends. “This movie is awesome! You must go … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Susan Moore: Top 20 Very Best Things to Say to Someone Who is Struggling

Dear friends, I’m thankful for the privilege of hosting this guest post by Susan Moore. As the mother of a large family myself, I’ve always loved her old blog, Joyful Mom of Many.  Now I’m delighted to present the most recent post … Continue reading

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The Duggar Story: Thoughts and Links

The Duggar Story: Thoughts and Links [Note: This was written even before Josh Duggar was implicated in the Ashley Madison scandal. I don’t have the emotional energy to even touch that right now, but enough has already been said by … Continue reading

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My Essays on Abuse in Families and Churches

Dear friends, I have been writing about abuse in families and churches for the past several years. It’s not exactly pleasant or easy, but I feel like it is making a difference. I want my words to be a bridge to … Continue reading

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Banging the Buttons

With a malevolent yet gleeful grin, a young man strode up and rapidly banged the button on the right: VERY POOR. Like ten times. Huh? What’s with that? Our local Walmart has this new electronic stand near their exit doors … Continue reading

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What to Do About Toxic Power in Marriage

Dear friends, What can a woman do if she realizes that she is in a controlling, manipulative, intimidating, verbally aggressive, and/or physically violent marriage? Two months ago I wrote a post called Recognizing Pervasive, Poisonous Power in Marriage which gave an analysis of the … Continue reading

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