Today we look at a survivor’s journals to discover the exact thinking that keeps women of faith stuck in abusive marriages.
So here’s what to say on social media if you want to defend an idol who has just been accused of some type of abuse. (Warning: heavy dose of snark ahead.)
The pastor who wrote the sermon I analyzed two years ago is now being accused of sexual abuse 17 years ago. Go figure.
Natalie interviews therapist and author, Andrew Bauman about the intersection between abuse and pornography.
Is this your relationship? Take a look at this abusive conversation between a husband and wife.
Why do you feel an addictive bond to your partner in spite of how he abuses you? We talk about intermittent reinforcement and how that plays a role in abuse.
In this interview with Patrick Doyle, we learn how to cope with the betrayal that occurs when women of faith stand up against abuse in their homes.
In this interview with executive director of ARMS, Stacey Womack, we talk about how survivors are often starved for affection. They’ve been told they aren’t worth much, and others have not only NOT loved survivors well, but they have actually sucked survivors dry. This leaves them emotionally emaciated. What do they need to be nourished with affection again?
Conflict is part of every relationship. So how do you know the conflict you’re experiencing is destructive? Rachel and Natalie talk about identifying abuse in the back and forth drama of being treated “nice” one day and poorly the next.