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Signs Of Verbal Abuse

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Signs Of Verbal Abuse

Physical and sexual are not the only kinds of abuse.

The Twenty Something Social Recluse

When many people hear the word abuse, they think about physical abuse such as hitting, slapping or punching. However verbal abuse is more common than physical abuse, and it can be just as damaging as physical abuse.

One of the main problems with verbal abuse is that many people aren’t aware that they are being verbally abused. Instead they believe that the abuse is a reasonable reaction to their own behaviour, which can destroy their confidence and self-esteem over time.

Here are 10 clear signs of verbal abuse.

1. Withholding information. They don’t express their thoughts or feelings with you, but they expect you to share your feelings with them.

2. They constantly counter your points. They often disagree with your opinion and berate you. For instance if you enjoy a song they will say that the song is bad, and then they will make you feel bad for having…

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Preventing Teen and Pre-Teen Suicide

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ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

The band “Rockers Behind the Bridge” performs at Suicide Prevention Month event (2015), Washington DC, Author US Customs and Border Protection (PD-fed. govt.)

After 7 students committed suicide, the Mesa Valley School District in Colorado briefly took 13 Reasons Why — the book on which the Netflix series by the same name is based — out of circulation [1].  The ban lasted no more than a few hours.

Other school districts have made the book mandatory summer reading.

Romanticizing Suicide

13 Reasons Why is a work of fiction in which a high school girl kills herself, leaving behind tapes to be played after her death.  Critics of the book – myself included – view it as romanticizing suicide, without providing young readers an alternative perspective.

A Daily Assault

Our children are daily assaulted by a culture that lionizes physical appearance, popularity/fame, athletic ability, wealth, and conformity.

Most do not meet…

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Did God Cause My Abuse for My Good? by Ashley Easter

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Purposefully Scarred

Sometimes the sentiment is subtle, sometimes it is overt: Your abuse was God’s will, a part of His good plan, for your good and His glory.Whether this idea comes from a theological framework that declares God sovereignly ordained the experience in your life in accordance with His plan or whether it is a friend who…

via Did God Cause My Abuse For My Good? — Blog – Ashley Easter

I am sharing this post written by my dear friend and fellow advocate, Ashley, because she did a great job answering an extremely important question.

If you know the story of Joseph from the Old Testament (Genesis 37-50), he is often used as the prime example. At the end of the story, he says to the brothers who left him for dead and then sold him into slavery, “What you meant for evil, God meant for good”. People have interpreted that to…

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