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Don’t Get Sucked in by the “Hoovering” Vacuum of the Abuser

Abraham said to him, “See to it that you do not take my son back there. (Gen 24:6) A “Hoover” is a metaphor taken from the popular brand of vacuum cleaners, to describe how an abuse victim (trying to assert her own rights by leaving or limiting contact in a dysfunctional relationship), gets “sucked back …

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What to Say When Setting Up Boundaries (a reblog from Give Her Wings)

Setting boundaries can be especially called for over the Christmas period when family gatherings and end-of-year parties are happening. Our friend Megan C shares some good suggestions for words to use when you want to state your boundaries. *** When you are learning of your intrinsic worth as a child of God, created in His image, here are some …

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Differences Between an Abusive Marriage and a Healthy One — a reblog from Give Her Wings

Many thanks to Megan C for giving us permission to reblog her article. So many times, women who have left abusive relationships hop right out of the frying pan and into the fire because a man comes along who is a tiny bit “better” than the former abuser. It is so difficult to see that …

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Bondage & “Discipline”? Or Wings? — be blessed by a Give Her Wings gift

By Megan, from Give Her Wings  (condensed and reblogged) As the movie “50 Shades of Grey” hits the theaters our hearts at Give Her Wings are heavy. They are heavy because we stand for freedom . . . we stand for grace . . . we stand for what is good and lovely. And we stand for …

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Meg is Leaving

Dear Readers, I just want to begin by thanking you (and the team at ACFJ) for allowing me to be a part of the ACFJ family for these past 18-20 months. I have grown, I have learned and I have loved all of YOU. As a mama of four and with a husband who is …

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Family Scapegoating: Part 2

To read Part 1 of this series click here It is very challenging for a victim of family scapegoating to escape their position. Nevertheless, it is necessary. Rarely does a victim escape before the age of 30 and, even then, the victim needs tremendous support (if possible) to break free from the clutches of manipulation and …

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