Category Archives: Abuse

Say No!—Ending the Silence

I have spoken in blogs and in poetry, (even through my first book, Heart Written – Breaking Free) about this subject…a subject kept hush-hush throughout my lifetime as a young girl and an adult. Through the inspiring and gifted words … Continue reading

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My Imperfect Perfection–The Way God Sees Me

Do you ever hear God speak to you? Does He place something on your heart to do or say, but you feel too inadequate to follow His request?  I do. I’m sure many of us do. I published my first … Continue reading

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When Childhood Revisits–My Journey Through Tears

My family celebrated our Thanksgiving Saturday. My son came with his family from N.C. My younger daughter came from Clemson to spend a few days with me. Our hearts were overflowing with so much joy during our time together at … Continue reading

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Once, I Cried Alone

You think you know me, but you don’t.  You believe you feel my pain, but you can’t. You witness my tears and say you will try to understand, but you won’t…. No, you won’t. I am a person very unfamiliar … Continue reading

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The Years of Devastation: Surviving After Abuse

No matter how hard you may try, if you have been in an abusive situation, you will never forget the pain. I am a survivor of domestic violence in many forms. I was punched. I was slapped. I was thrown … Continue reading

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Little Secrets Become Big Hurts

I see the fear within her eyes…deepest, darkest pain and terror that once claimed my childhood’s soul. She looks downward to hide the sorrow so many can never imagine…. But I know. Inside, I know. And I weep for her. … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chains of an Abusive Past

“The road to healing may be long, but the joy in knowing you’re stronger because of the journey will be worth it all!” -Doris Hayes Gibson From the early days of childhood, abuse can crush one’s spirit to extraordinary measures. … Continue reading

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