DV Awareness: Walking Wounded, the Song

For October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I feel that I am to share my song, Walking Wounded, with you. So much abuse around the world but know that God sees it all. He sees all that is done in darkness and behind closed doors. He knows the truth in every abuse situation and the evil that lurks in the hearts of the many who abuse His innocent children. Nothing is hidden from God… Continue reading

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Spousal Rape – Domestic Violence Awareness

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Just when I thought that I would share more of my personal story, I received this link today… Spousal Rape. Yes, it is my story. It was the beginning of his total control over me. It was also the catalyst that allowed me to see his violence within… but I had no where to go and no one to turn to… or so I thought at the time. I pray that all victims will realize that they are never alone. Talk to someone. Don’t just withdraw in fear like I did and stay in an abusive, controlling marriage. Call your local shelter or the Domestic Violence Hotline and get help. We all have a right to say NO!
Thanks Shannon for sharing my story!!

Originally posted on Just Show Up:

Having lived through two date rape scenarios I know the terror a heart can suffer at the hands of someone you thought you could trust. To have that someone be the very man who stood before God and vowed to ‘love and cherish’ brings the terror to a whole new level.

Throughout the month of October I’ve been giving survivors of domestic violence a chance to have a voice and given an insight into what happens behind those closed doors. Here is another brave soul who is sharing another common and terrifying aspect of domestic violence – spousal rape.

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‘Secret Angel’s Story’

We were newlyweds and had only been married a few months when I planned a romantic evening for my husband. I cooked and had candles lit when I excitedly met him at the door when he got off of work one day. Unfortunately, I did not get the…

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31 Facts in 31 Days – Day 17

Originally posted on Battered Wife Seeking Better Life:

HER STORY IS WORTH YOUR 7-8 MINUTES:

NATIONAL STATISTICS:

85% of domestic violence victims are women.

Every 9 seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten.

More than 3 women are murdered by their partners every day.

Intimate partner homicides make up 30% of the murders of women.

Only 70% of domestic violence is reported to law enforcement officials.

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

Approximately 33 Million Americans admit that they have been victims of domestic violence.

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.

In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.

Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical treatment following the injury.

Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. Almost…

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Broken? Where the Spirit of the Lord is…

Originally posted on The Christian Gazette:

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is…”

This is from one of my favorite songs, “Freedom Reigns” by Jason Upton.

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“Where the Spirit of the Lord is….”
“There is Freedom!”  is the phrase.
“Jesus reigns in this place!”
and I give Him all my praise!
For I was so devastated…
and He covered me with mercy and grace.
I was so broken…
then He rescued me from abusers in my face.
He protected me…
when I could not protect myself.
He provided for me…
when I was again broken on a shelf.
He spoke to me…
when I was in hopeless despair.
He gave me “bread crumbs”…
to follow Him through a world not fair.

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