ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

No matter if it happens at home, school, with your boyfriend or girlfriend whenever you are abused physically, emotionally or verbally, at times you feel you have no way out.  You begin to think that you are wrong and the abuser is right.  Soon you are addicted to his or her abusive behavior and want out.  Yes, abuse can be an addiction, but substance addiction is also an abuse - a self abuse.  And, sometimes people turn to substances to find a way out of an abusive cycle.  If you are that someone looking for help, you will find help on this page.  Check also our page on addiction

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Overcoming a painful childhood

Sue woke up feeling the pain of another one of her boyfriend’s rages. She rubbed her arm and wondered if it was broken or just sprained. A woman with a bruised face stared back at her from the bathroom mirror. Sue wasn’t surprised. She had been waking up like this for as long as she could remember. Her boyfriend, Rick, liked his beer as much as her father had, and they both had hot tempers. Sue never knew when Rick would lose it and start hitting, but there was something about her that made him do it. It must be the same thing that had made her father beat her. “I wish things could be different,” she thought, “but I don’t know how I’ll ever be happy.”

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HAS GOD ABANDONED ME

A woman being battered often feels alone and that she is the only one in this horrible situation. A battered Christian woman can suffer greater pain and isolation. The experience may lead to a spiritual crisis. She asks, “Has God abandoned me?” “Does the church care?”