I spent the weekend taking a course about the impact of abuse on relationships. I listened to stories from women who have lived in domestic abuse, and I heard from experts who have invested their lives into understanding the dynamics involved for both victim and perpetrator. The presentations opened my eyes to understand how… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: abuse
What difference does it make if Christ’s love controls us?
Believers are to be extraordinary. Are we doing a good job of that?
Some people’s lives look ‘way too much like soap operas. Marriage breakdowns, family feuds, alcoholism, abuse, and crime cause major heartache and devastation for everyone involved. You know what the sad part is? This pain can often be avoided. The secret’s found in Psalm 119:165—“Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not… [ read more ]
I hate it when I get soppy while speaking to a women’s group. Trouble is, I just can’t help it sometimes. Last evening I spoke to a group of about 30 women. We’d met to videotape session 4 for the DVD series based on Moving From Fear to Freedom. The title was “Facing the Storms… [ read more ]
Once upon a time I learned a Sunday school chorus that went something like this: “Happy, happy, happy, happy. Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.” As a kid, I enjoyed its simple, lilting tune and easy words. But my opinion changed over the years. I think my problem lies with the word… [ read more ]
Journal Entry for Wednesday, February 11, 2009 What a fun morning! When we showed up at the dining room for breakfast, the women who we met last year greeted us with warm smiles and hugs. Even the older children seemed to remember us. Following a staff Bible study, about 17 senior widows from the… [ read more ]