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.
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.
“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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