DV Awareness: Weapon of Choice

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The “Weapon of Choice”… VERBAL ABUSE

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want to share with you this photo shoot that was done to show the effects of verbal abuse. These are the “weapons of choice” for many because the damage is not visible to the naked eye. Unfortunately, these abuses are happening behind closed doors at homes, schools, and even workplaces. Worthless, fat, useless, mistake, brat, ugly, slut, stupid, coward, moron, retard, and all other words with negative connotations are stabs and jabs to the recipients of these verbal attacks. This “weapon of choice” is damaging to it’s victims, inflicting hidden wounds that negatively impact their lives. I pray that more people will come to understand the power of these words when spoken against us and the damage that they cause.  I also want to thank The Weapon of Choice Project for shedding light on the wounds of verbal abuse that many have never even realized.

I encourage you all to check out these pictures at http://hurtwords.com/

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“The Weapon of Choice Project was conceived to provide a graphic demonstration of the invisible pain caused by verbal abuse. It is meant to provoke a conversation about the problems of domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying.”

I encourage all of you to visit The Weapon of Choice Project and read more about verbal abuse and it’s effects. This is an accurate representation of the effects of verbal abuse. Verbal and emotional abuse are devastating to it’s recipients, causing many to make make wrong choices in their lives. The power of the spoken word is so evident in these pictures. Please visit their sites and join me in prayer for all victims of all abuses…

http://hurtwords.com/

http://hurtwords.com/blog

http://hurtwords.com/gallery

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19 thoughts on “DV Awareness: Weapon of Choice

  1. Wow, I am speechless. A picture truly speaks volumes. I have often said that I wish that I could show my pain outwardly that I was feeling inwardly. Some even wish that their abuser would hit them so that they had proof of the feelings of agony they feel. This is why a few even turn to self- harm. Thank you for sharing this. I will definitely look up the site and add it to my list of important abuse organizations. http://findinghopessunshine.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/abused-in-massachusetts/
    Any others you might add? Thanks for being one on the list! Reblog if you can. Meghan

    • Thank you so much Meghan!! You are truly a blessing! I can totally relate to what you are saying. I have felt that way too… wishing that he would just hit me then at least it would show… These pictures touched my heart when I saw them because they are such an accurate representation of what verbal abuse does. I wrote about my experience in my book as I woke up one morning and could feel the wounds and brokenness deep inside.
      These wounds are real. I pray that more people realize it.

    • Thanks. These pictures really touched my heart and I had to share. Verbal abuse and emotional abuse was my ex’s weapon of choice and I know that I had wounds just like in these pictures. Many blessings to you!!

  2. Bruises and broken bones heal. The words that are spoken can never be taken back. It’s like squeezing a tube of toothpaste. Once the toothpaste is out of the tube it can’t be put back in. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words break hearts.

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  4. You are right. He would beat me on my arm. Wouldn’t show because I always had jackets and I never bothered to look to see if there was a bruise. When I went to the ER there was bruises all over my body. I realize now that I blacked out once with him. He could’ve killed me, but his main weapon of choice was yelling. He ALWAYS yelled and I never did anything right. I hope no one has to experience DV again…

    • I can also relate to that constant yelling and verbal, emotional abuse. It tears us down to being totally submission just to get them to stop. Unfortunately, because so many victims are not getting “beat”, the verbal abuse is not even recognized in their eyes as abuse. Thanks for sharing and God bless you!!

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