The holidays have a way of making abusive relationships, separation, and divorce even worse. Families get split, take sides, and cause more hurt and pain than we think we can bear. Let’s talk about how to cope during “the most wonderful time of the year.”
The holidays are not always a time to laugh and dance. Sometimes they are a time to cry and grieve.
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?
In today’s episode, Rachel and Natalie answer three questions from listeners: How do I forgive my abuser? How do I deal with the emotional pain of losing my marriage? Why do my older kids side with their abusive father?
In this episode, Rachel and I discuss the suffering wife. Is suffering one of God’s purposes in marriage? And does an emotionally and spiritually abusive marriage reflect the relationship between Christ and His bride, the Church? (A transcript is available for those who would prefer to read rather than listen.)
Are you a woman of faith who is also either separated or divorced? The holiday season can be one of the most devastating times of the year. I recently asked my Facebook readers to tell me what they dreaded most about the holiday season. Here’s what they said.
For women of faith in emotionally abusive marriages, it can feel like a death sentence. Getting out isn’t allowed. Or is it? Here’s a more honest way of looking at the problem.