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.

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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