|Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews|
Okay, I'm going to get on my soap-box here for a second. With Joshua Powell killing his wife Susan, and then blowing up his sons Charlie and Braden along with himself last weekend, please let this be a wake-up call if you are in an abusive relationship.
Many verbally abused women will say, "Well, at least he doesn't hit me." Well, how do you know for sure that he won't do that or worse some day? These things progress over time. If you feel that you and/or your children are in an unsafe environment, you have to reach out for help. Here are a couple of links to Oregon Domestic Violence agencies, Saving Grace and Womenspace. Just Google "domestic violence shelters" in your area to find local information.
It is not your responsibility to save your man from himself. Abusers lose their rights. Even if you are not of the Christian belief, remember that the Bible says that husbands are to treat their wives as Christ treats his church. This means that they are supposed to treat their wives good, not bad. Manipulators and control freaks come from all walks of life. Just because they choose to behave that way doesn't mean that you have to accept their bad behavior and stay their victim. These relationships are very complex, and change is not easy. As with anything, admitting that there is a problem is the first step. I'm just sayin'.
I am participating in Lisa's Book Blurb Friday, from over at Writing in the Buff. It is fun, and you can play too! Pretend that the picture on the top of this post is the cover of a book. On the inside jacket, you have 150 words to entice the reader to buy your book. Lisa gives us a week to think about next week's entry (she's gracious like that). Please CLICK HERE on Friday to read what everybody else wrote!
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