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.
- Why Abuse Victims Stay
- Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence
- Life Isn’t Fair: When You Feel Trapped
- When the Physical Abuse Starts
- Domestic Violence: When Women Defend Against An Abuser
- Walking Away From Abuse
- What Do You Believe: Christians, Domestic Violence, and Divorce
- Navigating the Dark Path of Escape From Abuse
- Life After An Abusive Relationship
- Does the Abuse Stop After the Divorce?
- The Long Term Effects of Domestic Violence
- The Long Term Effects of Domestic Violence, Part 2
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.
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