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4 Signs You Are Being Manipulated

Willa Williams - July 31, 2018

Relationships have a powerful influence in our life especially when they are with family members, close friends, or spouse. They can be an incredible source of joy and safety, but what happens when they are not? Specifically, when a relationship begins to manipulate you to do things you do not want to do, how do you recognize it? Willa Williams, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist shares 4 signs to look for in a manipulative relationship.  


How Do I Recognize Manipulation in Relationships?

Willa Williams - July 24, 2018

Dear CMR,

"I am in friendships that I am worried might be manipulative. What are some ways that I can recognize manipulation within friendships or relationships?" ‚Äč

Signed, 

Curious and Questioning


What to Think About Abuse in Relationships

Veola Vazquez - February 6, 2018

When abuse takes place in marriage, it can be confusing and crippling to anyone connected to the couple. What does scripture say about the topic of abuse? Is it grounds for divorce? How should we respond if it happens to someone you know, or if it happens to you? Today, Dr. Veola Vazquez answers this question from a biblical point of view. 


Fifty Shades of Gray and the Cycle of Abuse

Tim Muehlhoff - October 20, 2015

“You start lying to yourself the minute the physical wounds go away,” a somber Rihanna told the media concerning her beating at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Could the same be said of the fictitious Anastasia? Why, after her physical wounds healed, did she go back? The answer lies in understanding the tragic cycle that moves from tension to explosion to remorse to honeymoon. A cycle rooted in fact, not fiction.

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