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Dealing With Abuse
Dealing With Abuse

As advertising flash images of beauty, joy and delight, the stark reality of our culture is that women are being abused and are crying out for help. The horrible secret of abuse is sweeping it’s destruction in homes across the world. If you are a victim caught in this tragedy or know of someone who […]

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How Do I Recover From Abuse?
How Do I Recover From Abuse?

I am 25 years old and have been in therapy for about four years now but I am still not feeling good about myself. I really don’t know how to make myself feel good for a long period of time. In fact, I can remember only feeling good about myself for no more than three […]

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Past Abuse: Why do I feel this way?
Past Abuse: Why do I feel this way?

Perhaps you’ve been struggling for years with feelings that you can’t understand or explain. Here are some of the ways sexual abuse affects a child, which can follow into adulthood. Maybe you’ll see some of yourself in the list below: Self-blame: When children experience trauma, their inherent egocentrism leads them to believe that they are […]

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Emotional abuse
Emotional abuse

I feel emotionally abused by my husband who can be very loving, fun and attentive one day and because of “something I’ve done” he can suddenly shut down, not talk to me or touch me the next day. This happens more and more often and it is like being on a yo-yo. I have felt […]

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Husband’s Anger and Abuse
Husband’s Anger and Abuse

He says he loves me but he hurts me.

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Childhood Sexual Abuse: How the past affects the present
Childhood Sexual Abuse: How the past affects the present

Rough estimates put one in three girls and one in six boys in the US at risk for being sexually abused. But exact figures are hard to assess because most children delay reporting their abuse until later in adulthood or never report it at all. Many of the women I’ve led through healing were not […]

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Sexual Abuse Victor Offers Hope for Victims
Sexual Abuse Victor Offers Hope for Victims

It hits you in the gut: Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State football coach, a convicted child molester. For Josh McDowell, it brings back agonizing memories. He knows how Sandusky’s victims must feel.  “You never get over it,” says the now septuagenarian. A male housekeeper sexually molested Josh from ages six to thirteen.  At age nine, […]

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When is enough enough?
When is enough enough?

Where do I start? My husband drinks too much, becomes angry, verbally abusive, sometimes slightly physically abusive. He has been this way for the last year. The occurrences have become more frequent (weekly) the last few months. I’ve tried talking to him and he keeps saying things will change and they don’t. When is enough […]

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How Do I Know if I’ve Been Sexually Abused?
How Do I Know if I’ve Been Sexually Abused?

Sexual abuse has a broader definition than we may assume. There are four types of sexual abuse: verbal, visual, physical and psychological. Verbal sexual abuse includes sexual threats, sexual comments about your body, lewd or suggestive comments and inappropriate sexual conversations with children. Visual sexual abuse includes exposure to pornographic, sexually explicit material or scenes, […]

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Why Do I Struggle with Sexual Intimacy?
Why Do I Struggle with Sexual Intimacy?

There’s another way your abuse could be impacting you and that’s in your enjoyment and desire for sex with your spouse. In addition to the ways sexual abuse damages our bodies, spirits and emotions, sexual abuse also damages our view of sex. When we’ve been used for others’ sexual pleasure the experience becomes associated with […]

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