The reality of the devastation of financial abuse

Starting over after financial abuse is hard. When you start with nothing, as we did, it’s a long hard road to stability. When you have a well bucket that’s been left out in the sun so that it’s bone dry, it takes a lot of water to saturate the bucket so you can actually fill it. This has been true for us.

An estranged mother, yes, but also a Christian one

I am an estranged mother. It’s not my desire but it is my life. I gave birth to nine wonderful babies. Four of them, now adults, have bought into lies told by my abuser and his family, chosen to believe the worst, and have estranged themselves from me, one only from time to time, the …

The abused woman: The cycle of domestic abuse

I never wanted to think of myself as an abused daughter or wife. It took seemingly endless pain, seeing how the relationships affected my children, a lot of prayer, and much research to come to the conclusion that serious abuse existed in our relationships. It wasn’t easy to admit it. I loved my mother (my …

An abused woman gets up in the morning…

Psalms 34: 18, The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Women in an abusive marriage usually suffer alone. This is true even if she is a member of the Lord’s church. Too often they are afraid of reaching out for fear of the repercussions she or her children might …