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I Did Not Have the Courage Until Now

[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Physical Abuse] By K. It started after school. Rather than bouncing to me, my daughter dragged her feet and begged for food. She gobbled the remainder of a sandwich, from that day’s lunch, and raced toward the park with a bag of crackers. She pleaded for chocolates from my purse […]

Stuck: Waiting For The Light

[ TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Physical Abuse ] By M. A car passing through the intersection brought me back to the present. How long had I been waiting for the red arrow to turn green? The glowing numbers on the dashboard clock read 12:53a.m. He should be asleep by now. It’s probably safe to go home. […]

Marriage in Wonderland

[ TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of Verbal + Emotional Abuse ] By A. “Don’t buy the ice cream,” he said. “But they’ll ask for ice cream,” I answered, glancing at the grocery list. He shot me a chilly stare, and I knew better than to buy the ice cream. After church the next day, our guests gathered […]

Stop The Silence, Start The Healing Initiative

Conversations tend to stop when this matter arises. People often fidget, or they change the subject. It’s really no wonder because we aren’t supposed to talk about it. None of us want to believe it happens because it’s not supposed to happen to Christians. It’s unthinkable—that Christians commit acts of abuse and violence. And, when our communities remain silent, […]