Posts Tagged ‘ abusive marriage ’

Domestic Violence: Why Did I Stay?

Sep 30th, 2012 | By | Category: All Posts, Steps Toward Healing

by Patty Hite Everything I did was for my husband.  Any ideas or suggestions on my part would end in Bill physically or emotionally abusing me.  I always felt my life depended on making a perfect meal.  When he didn’t like it, he would knock me out of my chair and force me to eat […]

Domestic Violence: The Signs I Missed

Dec 11th, 2011 | By | Category: All Posts, Steps Toward Healing

by Patty Hite The day we got married, Bill greeted me in our kitchen with a slap across the face that was so hard it knocked me to the floor. He grabbed my hair and dragged me into the bedroom where he raped me. Afterward, he told me that now I belonged to him and […]

Is This Love That I’m Feeling?

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: All Posts, Sharing Hope

by Patty Hite My son used to sing a Bob Marley song to me all the time and the chorus was, “Is this love, is this love, is this love, is this love that I’m feeling?” I never gave it much thought until recently, but wondered why I never asked myself, “Is this love that […]

The Dangers of Gratitude and a Positive Attitude

Aug 8th, 2010 | By | Category: All Posts, Steps Toward Healing

by Christina Enevoldsen When I was a child, I was very well-behaved. I listened to my teachers and earned good grades. I got along well with other kids and followed all the rules. I obeyed my parents and did helpful things around the house. I never got in trouble except for one thing: My parents […]

Power Play: How To Recognize An Abuser

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: All Posts, Articles

by Christina Enevoldsen It was the first time in weeks since my husband and I had been on a date. Don held my hand and I rested my head on his chest while we waited in line for the planetarium show at Griffith Observatory. The young couple a few feet in front of us caught […]

My Story by Christina Enevoldsen

Oct 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: All Posts, Our Stories

I was afraid every day of my childhood. I don’t remember a time when it wasn’t a struggle. I struggled to fit in. I struggled to be good enough. I struggled to figure how to make people like me. Life was hard. I came from a family of four. My mom stayed home with my […]