Domestic Violence Awareness Month: From One Who Lived It

Courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at

Thirty-eight years ago today, I married the man who would become my abuser. He had already altered the trajectory of my life, and our short, three-year marriage would continue to shift my life path in ways unimaginable. I usually try to ignore the date on this day, but October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In keeping with the mission of this blog, I decided to confront the day differently, to share what I’ve written on domestic violence. Today, the links are in purple, the color we wear to remember those who suffer, suffered, or died at the hands of an abuser.

I doubt you can stomach all of these in one sitting, but if you want to know more about a serious topic in today’s world, any of these posts can be enlightening.

I pray that you will find a way to help someone in this situation. No one should live in fear of their family members or loved ones.

Image Courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at


15 thoughts on “Domestic Violence Awareness Month: From One Who Lived It

  1. May the honesty and insight that is shared in this post and the past posts encourages women to be strong in following the Lord’s lead of knowing when to find support, to walk away from abuse, and protect themselves as well as their children. You are a difference maker, Barbara in this ministry that gives voice to the hurting.
    Share on!

  2. Thank you Barbara, I’m learning to follow God’s lead and not my own. I do wonder why is it hard to write about though, sometimes to me it makes the experience feel as if it’s happening all over again.

      • Thank you Barbara, I’m so glad that I found your site. I hope to heal and use my voice to help others too. I’ve met a lot of women who have lost their faith in God and I want to help encourage them. ❤❤

      • I’m glad this site is helping you. Please share it. You will eventually come to a place where you see your forward motion. I pray that you will one day be able to look back and say, “I can’t believe that was me. I’be come so far.

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