DV Awareness Day#13: Bullying

As we bring awareness to the various abuses during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want to include bullying as one of the abuses.  Bullying is not only found on school grounds, but at work and in homes and in various social media. Bullying is abuse… and should be “rejected” as acceptable in every area of our lives.

As a bully calls…
our fears arise…
for their contempt…
has little disguise.
But many are blind…
to abuse victims sustain…
but the victims know…
for they feel the disdain. Continue reading

Bullying: A Must See Movie “A Girl Like Her”

Bullying is a huge problem. It is found in schools, workplaces, and even homes. Unfortunately, those who bully do not even realize that they are bullying because their behaviors  are learned and are considered acceptable to them. And those who witness it are too concerned about their own safety to stand up to the bullies for fear of retaliation against them. So victims endure more and more bullying… until something happens. Continue reading

The Weapon of Choice– Where Wounds Are Not Seen

Too many do not realize the damage that is done by hurtful words and actions, believing that the only “real” abuses are physical or sexual. But these verbal and emotional abuses cause wounds deep to our spirits and souls and set up many for failure, especially during this day and time with cyber-bullying with the various social media. The wounds inflicted are not visible to the naked eye… but God sees all the wounds and every cause. Nothing is hidden from God.

The weapon of choice…
where wounds are not seen.
With words and actions…
that are hurtful and mean.
Like calling someone “fat”…
  with laughter causing shame…
causing more emotional eating…
and extra weight that is gained. Continue reading

The Walking Wounded– Chapter Four (The WW Give-Away Continues)

Today we continue the weekly postings with excerpts or summaries of each chapter of The Walking Wounded in celebration of it’s Participant’s Manual being recently released for group study.  This will be followed by a “give-away” of a combination of The Walking Wounded: The Path From Brokenness to Wholeness and The WW Participant’s Manual in a drawing which will include the names of all who comment and contribute their thoughts and even their own testimony of brokenness to wholeness. Please join us on this journey…

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The Walking Wounded– Chapter Three (The WW Give-Away Continues)

Today we continue the weekly postings with excerpts or summaries of each chapter of The Walking Wounded in celebration of it’s Participant’s Manual being recently released for group study.  This will be followed by a “give-away” of a combination of The Walking Wounded: The Path From Brokenness to Wholeness and The WW Participant’s Manual in a drawing which will include the names of all who comment and contribute their thoughts and even their own testimony of brokenness to wholeness. Please join us on this journey…

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Do Not Push My Buttons!

Have you ever met someone who will do just the opposite of what you ask them to do.  And if you ask them not to do something  because it upsets you or bothers you, then that is exactly what they will do… to intentionally “push your buttons”. It is like some people have a compulsion to upset or irritate others. They appear to get joy out of others’ misery and pain. Sounds like anyone that you know??? Continue reading

Drug Abuse: Abuse and It’s Wounds Lead Many Down Wrong Paths

As we begin another week of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want to talk about the wounds that cause so many of us to make wrong decisions in our lives. Many innocent victims seek love and find themselves in relationships with someone who abuses drugs… then get forced into taking the drugs also to “please” their significant other. And many youth today are making wrong choices to fit in or be included in groups because of rejection and abuse with bullying and peer pressure… including taking drugs. Unfortunately, many of these that agree to “try it one time” may be the last time because of the catastrophic effects of “MoJo”  or their “one time” may lead to a life-long addiction because of the addictive effects of some drugs like meth. Doing some of these drugs is like playing “Russian Roulette” with lives… with catastrophic effects and more wounds to its victims. Continue reading

Bullying… Another Abuse That We Find (Luke 6:45)

As we continue to bring awareness to the various abuses this month, I want to remind you that too many have accepted “bullying” as part of life in schools and workplaces. Bullying is aggressive behavior against one perceived to be weaker. These bullies strategically target their victims to display their emotional or physical dominance over those perceived to be of lessor stature, physique, mentality, or social standing. So many have accepted this bullying as a normal part of society… but it is wrong and it is abuse!

Bullying…
another abuse that we find…
for it’s derived from wounds…
with abusive anger left behind.
For many learn this behavior…
from the words that tear them down…
and they project it onto others…
where in bullying it is found. Continue reading

VERBAL ABUSE: The “WEAPON OF CHOICE”

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I will continue to reiterate the significance of verbal abuse. Too many people still do not realize the destructive force of words. They feel that if there are no bruises, then it was not abuse. Oh… they are so wrong!!

As I watched this video below…
tears filled my eye.
Feeling the pain of this abuse…
again just made me cry.
For these children chose…
the words of abuses felt…
and for this primary reason…
my heart just started to melt. Continue reading