Category Archives: abuse recovery

Life is Tough, but God makes a Way through Prayer: Hannah

You’ll find Hannah’s story in the first book of Samuel beginning in the first chapter. Hannah was one of two wives in her household, and she was her husband’s favorite even though she was barren. She lived with verbal abuse … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is tough, but God always makes a way

Boy, do I know how tough forgiveness is!  And do I know how impossible it is to forgive without God’s help and power.  Just like only He can change a mind once hostile to Him into one that avidly seeks … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional relationships distort our view of God, but God makes a way to clear our spiritual vision

So many of us have grown up in dysfunctional families.  Many of us have suffered abuse at the hands (literally) or through the mouth of our physical fathers and other family members.  How, then, can we see God as He … Continue reading

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It’s true! You really can recover from spiritual abuse, disillusionment and disappointment.

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Life is tough when scars run deep, but God makes ways to cope, #2

Triggers.  That seems to be a very present and pressing occurrence in the lives of many who thought they had recovered from abuse.  A dear friend has been struggling with those awful feelings triggered by present circumstances even though the … Continue reading

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Life is tough when scars run deep, but God makes ways to cope

Life hurts.  Hurts leave scars.  If you’ve been abused like me, your scars run very deep.  Sometimes I think the scars have healed over and won’t burst open again, but things have a way of penetrating and piercing those scars … Continue reading

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Betrayal is tough, but God makes a way, #3

How well David knew he could count on God!  God had delivered him once again from Saul’s deadly intentions and pursuit.  This David that scripture names “a man after God’s own heart” did not seek his own justice but instead … Continue reading

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