Your Reactions to Abuse Are Not Abuse

I was on a tour bus in Mexico when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed them arguing quietly. It escalated quickly. I’m not sure whose phone it was, but he wrestled it from her hands as she cried out in pain. It took him all of three seconds to do. He remained... Continue Reading →

When “Gentle correction” Turns Into Covert Spiritual Bullying

I recently received a three page document which was written by a man I went to church with a few years ago. I shall henceforth refer to this man as Mr. A. He had taken it upon himself to write this document in response to some articles I had posted on my Facebook page regarding... Continue Reading →

Reframe: Day 3 (Shame)

Rejection terrifies me. One of the reasons I’m afraid of it is that for a long time, I have struggled with the notion that deep down, there is something dark at my very core. If someone rejects me, that means they see it and they KNOW. If they KNOW, soon everyone else will. And I... Continue Reading →

To the One Being Abused

Too often within Christianity, abuse is seen as a grey area. Should she just be more submissive? Is he feeling disrespected? What KIND of abuse are we talking about here? Is he really abusive, or is he just a jerk? These kinds of questions cast doubt on people who have already been conditioned to doubt... Continue Reading →

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