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Emotional Abuse Test: Am I Emotionally Abused?

I will continue in the next blog to discuss the last part of Facing Our Fears, but because of emails asking me to define abuse in more detail I decided to include this:   Emotional Abuse Test: Am I Emotionally Abused? and Psychological Abuse Signs and Symptoms. All the information included in here is used to evaluate the amount and type of abuse you may have been subjected to in a dangerous relationship. It is extremely important to recognize emotion abuse when it occurs because though no bruises are apparent on the outside, the psychological and spiritual effects are long lasting and can lead to suicide. Please read this and do something about your abuse and your abuser! The churches have widely ignored abuse and even some of those who recognize it actually takes place often tell the abused to SUBMIT TO THE ABUSER IN A GODLY MANNER...WRONG!!!!!!!!! It is nothing short of cowardice to allow abuse to continue in a Christian marriage and to allow the abuser to enjoy any status within the…

Effects of Emotional Abuse on Adults

I am adding this blog along with the blog on Part II of Facing Our Fears because of some women who need help in recognizing that the emotional abuse they have suffered has short term and long term effects that they are now experiencing. Please read this and understand that it is important that you recognize you are in need of help. These things should be discussed with a professional counselorEffects of Emotional Abuse on Adults

Written by  The effects of physical abuse are obvious – a black eye, a cut or a bruise – but the effects of emotional abuse may be harder to spot. Emotionally abusive husbands or wives can affect mood, sex drive, work, school and other areas of life. Make no mistake about it; the effects of emotional abuse can be just as severe as those from physical abuse. And perhaps even worse is the fact that victims of emotional abuse tend to blame themselves and minimize their abuse, saying that it was "only" emotional and "at least he/she did…

Facing Our Fears Part II

This is part II of III. In part III I will cover more detail in dealing with crippling fears that trap you in bad situations to include bad marriages where verbal and physical abuse is taking place. In this segment I would rather we learn how trustworthy God is in dealing with our fears and emphasizing that He knows us intimately and that we can trust Him! He has proven himself faithful as we will see.

Why then does God take so long to answer our deepest, most heartfelt prayers? From Abraham’s experience we may suggest three answers:
1. To develop perseverance in us. To put it very simply, it would be too easy if God answered all our prayers the first time we prayed them. Not only would we take God for granted, we would also develop a shallow faith.
I knew of someone who was stuck in a difficult job situation. She works with a colleague who comes across as an easy-going nice guy to some. “But he’s not like that behind the scenes,” she says. Every time she has a good idea, he either steals…

Facing Our Fears

Please remember to pray for the families of Sandy Hook Elementary

What are you afraid of? What if I told you that you are not alone in your fears? Do you know that there are people who project fear on you and make you insecure...they actually want you to fear so they can control you! 

There are also those whose fears are so devastating that they project their fears on you. They live a miserable existence because they want to be adored and accepted in spite of bad character and want you to live in their fear and misery.

So many things happen daily in this world that can accelerate our fears and for some beyond reason. If we make more laws or have more prisons will that stop crime? NO! If we ban guns will that stop killings? NO! Why? Because there truly is something called a "sin nature." We are all born with it! We do things against our conscience, our upbringing, and yes, our God,  because we "choose" to do so. 
Recently Caty Medrano published an article called Top 10 …