4 Steps to Build Your Personal Boundaries

All countries establish clear geographical boundaries, and some even protect these boundaries by strict control of who enters or leaves. Additionally, laws are established that apply to everyone living or traveling within those boundaries. People need to do the same! … Continued

Examples of Rejection and Emotional Abuse

Rejection is common to all of us. We have been unjustly rejected by a prospective employer, not chosen by a team captain, jilted by a suitor, or ignored by an acquaintance. Yet while we may have had our feelings hurt … Continued

Steps to Help Heal After Abuse

Whether you are a new believer or a long-time believer, the path to healing is a process that takes time. As you walk with the Lord, ask Him to help you take these actions toward healing. Give your heart to … Continued

Reminders for Verbal Abuse

Have you ever spilled a glass of milk and watched helplessly as it poured across the table top and over the edges onto the carpeted floor below? You wish you could somehow catch it and put it back into the … Continued

Effects of Being Constantly Abused

There is always a price to be paid for pain, a loss to be incurred by the recipient of abusive words and hurtful gestures. The cost is often unseen, an extensive, inner deprivation that can continue to damage the soul … Continued

8 Steps to Deal with Emotionally Abusive People

Although victims of verbal and emotional abuse generally feel inadequate and powerless to stop an abusive relationship, appropriate confrontation is often necessary to defuse emotional abuse. Ignoring it won’t make it go away. Wishful thinking won’t make it better. And … Continued

Discerning the Language of Love

Abuse occurs when one person repeatedly interacts with another person in an unloving manner. Abuse violates the way God tells us to love one another. The best description of love is found in 1 Corinthians chapter 13, often called “The … Continued

9 Steps to Recovery for Victims of Abuse

Recovery—healing—is a process that occurs over time and is a result of hard, but productive work. Rarely is it accomplished in a moment or in a single experience. All the practical insights and suggested solutions for recovery can be summed … Continued

How to Change an Abusive Relationship

You can curtail verbal and emotional abuse by developing a plan to prevent yourself from being controlled. You cannot change someone else, but you can change yourself so that the abusive tactics previously used on you are no longer effective. … Continued

QUIZ: Are you in an Unhealthy Relationship?

Are you in an abusive relationship? Have you experienced an unhealthy dynamic between you and someone close to you? Many people fail to recognize that they are in an abusive relationship because abuse has been “their normal” for so long. … Continued