Don’t Call it Abuse… Unless it Is.

I read this post on Facebook today: My parents were apparently abusive to me when I was a kid. They made me do household jobs, go to school. gave me a curfew and smacked my backside when I did wrong. They put food on the table and we were expected to eat it- They put…Read more Don’t Call it Abuse… Unless it Is.

Who’s Being Protected?

When we divorce with children, there is, justifiably, much concern about bad-talking the other parent to the children. The problem arises in an abusive relationship when the other parent is continuing to hurt the children and we shy away from speaking up to avoid bad-talking them. We have to be careful to separate the need…Read more Who’s Being Protected?

Don’t Speak… Wait, What?

There is a very common advice given to marital partners that says "Never speak ill of your spouse to anyone". I tried to find the source of this advice and was unable to, outside of finding numerous articles upholding scripture verses such as: Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word…Read more Don’t Speak… Wait, What?