Were We Created to Marry Young?

Well.... how young are you thinking? 20? 25? 16? 18? 13? I read an article (which horrified me in it's incorrect assumptions and conclusions, so I'm not linking it) recently that concluded marriage at 16 was a good thing, to be encouraged. They said there is nothing wrong with sex at 16 if you were…Read more Were We Created to Marry Young?

Who’s Abused?

Recently, on Facebook, a question was posed about what factors contributed to women needing to leave a marriage and not have resources to be able to do so. Most of the answers showed that the common belief, is that women have a lack of education (i.e. career to fall back on), and they got married…Read more Who’s Abused?

Domestic Abuse…Where is the Church?

The church, often recommends second chances to save a marriage, when we need a chance to save a life.

LittleBird...... Helping Abuse Victims Fly Through The Chaos

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.

Where is the Church?

The link between mass murders in the US; 54% of shooters have a history of violence The-statistics-showagainst women. (every town for gun safety)

Where is the Church?

Victims are 4x more likely to reach out to faith based groups for help…less then 1% will actually find appropriate help there. (Tracey Forrest)

Where is the Church?

Women is abusive relationships and who are actively religious stay, on average, 2-4 more years in the relationship. (Horton, Wilkins and Write, Women who ended abuse)

Where is the Church?

99% of Domestic Abuse involves financial abuse and is the number one reason why women do…

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Is It Normal?

In many abusive relationships, the abuser is a fabulous person. They can be: fun to be with hard workers great parents supportive friends always helpful volunteer or work at church active in the community publicly affectionate verbally supportive quick with jokes eager to always be with their partner Right up until the moment they aren't.…Read more Is It Normal?

Second Chances?

When I left my abusive marriage, it was strongly recommended I give him a second chance. Of course, over the course of our marriage, there were many second chances. Those chances, those attempts to save the marriage, the desperate pleas were unseen by others outside the relationship. I didn't share with people how things truly…Read more Second Chances?

Saving Abusive Marriage?

This post is about what I think about saving, or even trying to save an abusive marriage. It's my opinion. My perspective. Make of it what you will. Can an abusive marriage be saved? I've heard it can happen. I think it's possible IF the following happen: The abuse is recognized in the beginning of…Read more Saving Abusive Marriage?

Is Some Abuse Deserved?

The short answer is NO. To be clear, I'm emphatic, non-negotiable, and certain about my opinion on this matter. There is no such thing as "deserved" abuse. Now, there are relationships where the abuse victim finally stands up for themselves and strikes back -- that's called self-defense. And, there are relationships in which there appears…Read more Is Some Abuse Deserved?