Are you searching for resources pertaining to tough topics? Resources such as domestic violence signs, coping with a loss, from a Christian living perspective? Then this is the page for you!
Sweet Friend, finding Resources can be difficult and more than a little overwhelming, especially since we live in a super busy and instantaneous world nowadays!
Resources for Women Topics
- Domestic Violence
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Verbal Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Coping with Loss
- Christian Living
- Devotionals for Women
These Resources will help you find the information you need in these areas.
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You can also find specifics that will develop a more spiritual and closer walk with Jesus Christ such as Bible studies, devotionals, prayer, inspiration, and more! This page will continue to grow so be sure to check back frequently for updated information.
Personal Blog resources for Domestic Violence
- Diane @ Worth Beyond Rubies
- Leah @ Grey Ministries
- Mary @ Mary DeMuth
- Heather @ Candidly Christian
- Alice @ Poema Chronicles
- Denise @ Denise L Deck
If you have resources that you think would be beneficial on abuse and loss and would like it added to my list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statistics on Domestic Violence is sobering
As you read the statistics below may it prove to you just how real abuse is in our nation today. As a result, my Prayer is that my resource page helps inform EVERYONE not just those who find themselves in an abusive situation.
Information for Domestic Violence Statistics are provided by Great List
- Nearly one in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.
- On average, three women are killed every day as a result of domestic violence. More than 40 percent of female murder victims are killed by their husbands or boyfriends.
- Data collected in 2005 found that women experience two million injuries from partner violence each year.
- Women ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing nonfatal intimate partner violence. They also experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault.
- More than 80 percent of victims of domestic violence are women. About 75 percent of the people who commit domestic violence are male.
- Women who have experienced domestic violence are much more likely to have a stroke, develop heart disease, develop asthma, and drink heavily than women who haven’t experienced DV. Sexual and domestic violence is also linked to a range of reproductive health issues, including sexually transmitted infections and HIV, miscarriages, and risky sexual health behavior.
Finally Free: A Story of Healing of Healing from Abuse
My Personal Story of Abuse: What you can expect to find
- A quick read (26 pages) where I go in detail about the abuse I endured in my 15-year marriage.
- The secret confession that I haven’t been able to share with others until now.
- Sharing that “real life” isn’t perfect and it can be messy but through God’s Grace and Redemption we can “let go” & “let God” heal areas in our lives that only he can do.
- There is NO SIN committed that will make God love you any less (though I thought that wasn’t true of my Sin for the longest time) covered by the bloodshed on Calvary.
- Proof that you can leave your shame and regrets behind you and place them at the feet of Jesus. It’s no longer ours to carry.
- Jesus Freely Forgives…Forgiving ourselves is where the issues lay. Learn through my story not to carry the burden that’s meant for us to hang too so tightly.
Resources for Domestic Violence Pertaining to Physical Abuse
If you are unsure what the signs to look for in a Physically Abusive situation please check out This Isn’t Love for more understanding on this issue.
Most importantly if you’re needing immediate assistance contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline Number for HELP and the number is 1-800-799-7233.
Resources for Domestic Violence & Physical Abuse
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Domestic Violence Survivors Live Your Dream
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection, and Custody
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- Drug Rehab Advanced Recovery Assistance for help in Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
- Ridgefield Recovery Village
- The Recovery Village
- Scottsdale Recovery
Once you have recognized the warnings of Physical Abuse you need a plan of action to seek safety for yourself and for your children.
Warnings and Plans for Domestic Violence Abuse Safety
- Warning signs of domestic violence
- What to say when you think someone is being abused
- Creating a domestic violence safety plan (per SafeHorizon)
- Making a domestic violence safety plan (per The National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Finding a local domestic violence shelter in your area
- Financial tips for victims and survivors
- Find low-cost or free legal services in your state
- How to rebuild your finances after an abusive relationship
Domestic Violence Verbal Abuse Resources
What is considered verbal abuse?
Verbal abuse, in all honesty, can be as damaging as physical abuse, and harder to determine. You must understand that Abuse comes in various forms and not all of them are physical. Verbal Abuse side effects remain long after physical abuse, unfortunately.
When an individual repeatedly uses words in a demeaning or frightening way, that is the definition of verbal abuse sweet friend. However, you will start believing this behavior is “normal” as it slowly wears down on your self-worth and self-esteem. Learn how I avoid the lie’s that invade my mind so often.
Let me give you examples first before proceeding to the list of resources. The number to call for Verbal Abuse HELP is 1-866-223-1111 or Text 612-399-9995
Signs of Verbal Abuse from another include
- Frequently yell or scream at you.
- Hit the wall pound their fists or throw things.
- Arguments take you by surprise but you get blamed for starting them.
- Make you feel guilty and consider themselves the victim.
- Get into your personal space or block you from moving away.
- Want credit for not hitting you.
- Insulting and humiliating you then proceed to accuse you of being sensitive or say they were joking and you have no sense of humor.
- Use hurtful behaviors for when you’re alone but act completely different when others are around.
Verbal Abuse Resources for Domestic Violence
- The Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness
- Emotional Abuse Help, Support & Recovery
- Day One: The Call to Safety
- Seleni Organization
- MSU University Extension
- Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Center
Emotional Abuse Resource
What is considered emotional abuse?
Emotional abuse can also be considered brainwashing due to the consistent bashing on your self-confidence, sense of self-worth, trust in perceptions, and self-concept. In other words, you find yourself constantly being berated, belittled, and intimidated, all of these have the same end result. The prevention line to call is 1-800-273-8255.
Eventually, the recipient of emotional abuse loses all sense of self and personal value. Emotional abuse cuts to the core of an individual, leaving behind scars that are by far deeper and long-lasting than physical scars. You can often reach a breaking point and want to find hope when you reach the end of your rope so to speak.
Articles on Emotional Abuse provided by healthyplace.com
- Psychological Abuse: Definition, Signs, and Symptoms
- Psychologically Abusive Relationships: Are You in One?
- Emotional and Mental Abuse in Children and Adults
- Definitions, Signs, Symptoms, Examples
- Am I Emotionally Abused?
- Effects of Emotional Abuse on Adults
- Emotional Abuse of Men: Men Victims of Emotional Abuse Too
- Dynamics of Emotional Abuse in Relationships, Marriage
- Emotionally Abusive Men and Women: Who Are They?
- Emotional Abuse Help, Support, and Recovery
- Emotional Abuse Treatment and Therapy
- Dealing with Emotional Abuse: How to Stop Emotional Abuse
- Emotional Bullying and How to Deal with an Emotional Bully
- Gaslighting Definition, Techniques and Being Gaslighted
- The Silent Treatment: Are You Getting the Cold Shoulder?
Emotional Abuse Resources to Connect With
- Office on Women’s Health
- Women’s Law
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
- Good Therapy
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About HopeLine: Resource…TheHopeLine.com/about-rescue
Life is Messy. We. Get. It. And without support, many lose hope that things will ever get better. That’s where TheHopeLine® comes in. We want you to know that you are NOT alone. We’ve been there. And, we’ve talked to others who’ve been there.
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- Relationship with God: Understanding a Relationship with God
- Grief and Loss: Understanding Grief and Loss
- Forgiveness: Understanding Forgiveness
- Anxiety: Understanding Anxiety
- Depression: Understanding Depression
- Abandonment: Understanding Abandonment
- Self-Worth: Understanding Self-Worth
- PTSD: Understanding PTSD
- Hope: Understanding Hope
- Abuse: Sexual Abuse
Resources for Coping with a Loss
This category has touched us all at one point or another. The thing to keep in the forefront of our mind is if they are born again believers in Jesus Christ we will see our Loved ones again one day very soon.
Personal Blog Recommendations for Coping with a Loss
One of the most difficult times in my life was when we lost our first grandchild Tyler to SIDS at Four and a month old. I would love for you to read his story The heartbreaking time I was mad at God.
Coping with a Loss Resources to Connect With
- Open to Hope
- Light a Candle
- Unspoken Grief
- Losing your Parents
- Wings of Grief
- Footprints Ministry
- Four Plus an Angel
- Stunned by Grief
- Heartache to Healing
- Grief Connect
- Survivors of Homicide Inc
- TAPS: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Suicide Loss Resource
Resources for Christian Living
Sweet Friend, if you are a born again follower of Jesus Christ the Bible is very clear that we WILL face trials and tribulations in this World. It’s a given! Our trials can be financial problems, health issues, problems at your job, etc…
Life is going to wreak havoc on us at times, however, that being said, it is our belief in God and faith in his word that will help us to overcome Life’s many struggles.
Faith in Jesus Christ gives us Peace of mind in any situation we endure because we know that God will see us through them. We serve the true and living God that can deliver us from all our problems.
God does not promise us a life FREE of heartaches and pain, therefore we need to remain steadfast in the faith of God no matter what challenges come our way.
As a final point and in my opinion, the MOST crucial resource available is that you and I can take all of our cares and concerns we have before the throne of Grace and God will hear our plea.
The one thing you and I need to understand is our faith has nothing to do with a favorable outcome or the receiving of our desire but rather accepting the Lord’s will in our lives no matter what that may be.
Personal Blog Resources for Christian Women and Christian Living
- Gina @ Deserts like Eden
- Holly @ Grace Rains Down
- Wendy @ One Exceptional Life
- Jessie @ One Lost Coin & Jessie Synan
- LeeAnn & the Contributing Writers @ Kingdom Bloggers
- Karen @ Warrior Women
- Danell @ Faith Plus Family
- April @ Healing in Heart
- Cherith @ His Dearly Beloved Daughter
- Fleda @ Writing to Inspire
- Tiffany @ Hope Joy in Christ
- AnnMarie @ Busy Blessed Women
- Erin @ Lullaby Lark
- Carmen @ Married by His Grace
- Cindy @ The Titus Woman
- Ami @ Hebrews 12 Endurance
- Heather @ A Heart of Humility
- Laura @ Cheered on Mom
- Aryn @ Aryn the Librayan
- Sandra @ Sandra’s Ark
- Denise @ I Write 4 Him
Resources for Christian Living Devotionals
Bible Resources for Christian Living
My Personal Bible Studies
- Armor of God
- Glorifying God in Your Purity
- The Path of God’s Will
As was previously stated I sincerely Pray these Resources on Abuse, Loss, and Trials will make these easier for you and that you find the help you need. Nevertheless, if you have a Resource that you think would be beneficial to add please email at email@example.com