Domestic Violence Day 30: Warning Signs of Abuse

For the entire month of October, I have been posting information about the different abuses. As this month comes to an end, I want to post some warning signs of abuse. If any of you experience these warning signs, seek assistance or counsel of a trained professional. I can tell you that I wish I would have talked to someone when I saw warning signs while dating.  

Warning Signs of Abuse

The following questions ask you about your relationship. If you are not currently in a relationship, these are signs or “red flags” to assist people in identifying a potentially abusive person.

Beware of Little “Red Flags”

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Beware of little “red flags”…
that we perceive or feel…
but then allow doubt to enter…
wondering if the warning is real.
And beware of these “flags”…
from others we receive…
cause too many ignore them…
with warnings they don’t believe.
For these “red flags” can come…
in many different ways…
through feelings we get…
or the words others say.
For God can use anything…
or anyone He wants to use… Continue reading

DV Awareness Day#27: TRIGGER WARNING: Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

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I wanted to put a trigger warning on this video because of it’s sensitive nature. In fact, I was hesitant to even post it. But these warning signs are important and too many children exhibit these signs. We need to be familiar with these warning signs and try to protect the children. In fact, we are all mandatory reporters when it comes to child abuse. Please be aware of these signs to watch for. Continue reading

DV Awareness Day #3: Various Abuses– Treated With A Shrug

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For October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I will be writing and sharing postings about abuse and it’s damage.  I encourage each of you to notice the warning signs and report abuse!

Various abuses…
are treated with a shrug…
as many ignore the warning signs…
like dirt pushed under a rug.
For if you don’t see it…
then you can pretend it’s not there…
but in it’s aftermath…
it appears you really didn’t care. Continue reading

“Note to Self”~~ Red Flags of Abuse

So many of us who have been victims of abuse look back upon our lives and realize all of the warning signs that we ignored over the years… even from the beginning. The red flags were there… but we ignored them or believed the deception. And as I thought back over some of the early warning signs in my life recently, the thoughts came to me with the words “note to self”. You see, we have to be aware of the signs and never fall victim to them again. Here are a few of my “notes to self”. Continue reading

Warning Signs of Abuse

With so many becoming victims of the various abuses, sometimes we just need to post reminders of the warning signs to help people identify the signs and  avoid these abusive relationships. Remember that many abusers can be very deceitful with their words, but their actions will speak louder than their words. Watch how they act. Do not be deceived.

Warning Signs of Abuse Continue reading