Back After 2 Years

My domain name changed to Since I’ve volunteered as a crisis resource advocate for over a decade, I decided to have my website name reflect my passion. Next, I want to talk about Lynn Messer. I know she is dear to our hearts, and I still pray that questions about her death will be brought to light on this side of heaven. 

Domestic Violence and Murder

When men murder women does the state care? Do jury members care? Do guilty verdicts back up the answers. These are all Missouri cases, including the unsolved cases of Amanda Jones and Lynn Messer.

Family Court Protest 10/18/2019

The court expects children to “have frequent, continuing, and meaningful relationship with the other parent.”

Family Court and the Revictimization of Abuse Survivors

Today I’m talking about: Inadequacies of family court for domestic abuse survivors and children. What all abusers have in common. Ways family court is weaponized against victims. What can be done about these problems.

The 2 sides of abusive men

Number of people per minute who experience intimate partner violence in the U.S.: 24 Number of workplace violence incidents in the U.S. annually that are the result of current or past intimate partner assaults: 18,700 Number of women in the U.S. who report intimate partner violence: 1 in 4 Number of women who are killedContinue reading “The 2 sides of abusive men”

Toxic Tuesday: Traumatic bonding

    Abuse comes in many forms and knows no boundaries. 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse during her lifetime and more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year. *Men can also be the victim of abuse, but my ministry is mainly to women so I address myContinue reading “Toxic Tuesday: Traumatic bonding”

Shanann Watts case: 20 reasons abuse stays hidden and can lead to death

The last time I wrote I gave you my observations on the Shanann Watts case; specifically my thoughts on the husband’s behavior in interviews.  *Disclaimer: Abuse crosses all genders, socioeconomic statuses, nationalities, tones of skin, and religions. I minister to women and therefore I use the term woman in most of my writings. Allow meContinue reading “Shanann Watts case: 20 reasons abuse stays hidden and can lead to death”

The Shanann Watts case: My observations.

  I think these were likely heinous, violent, selfish, dark acts of murder from a cold, calculating, evil, angry, and controlling man who looked normal, nice, caring, and nurturing to those watching on the outside.     I’m sure you’ve seen it all over the headlines: Husband kills pregnant wife and their two little girls.Continue reading “The Shanann Watts case: My observations.”

My Video & transcript: For Such A Time As This Rally

I was invited and had the privilege of speaking at the For Such a Time as This Rally in Dallas, Texas. Our team had three goals to express to attendess of the Southern Baptist Convention: #1 Treat women as equals like Jesus did. #2 Establish a predator database. #3 Mandatory training of pastors and seminariansContinue reading “My Video & transcript: For Such A Time As This Rally”

Rally Outside SBC Annual Meeting Brings Abuse to Light

DALLAS, TX – June 5, 2018 – Discussing and responding to the epidemic of abuse within Protestant Christianity’s largest denomination has long been overdue. A rally to outline the prevalence of abuse and its enablement within the Southern Baptist Convention will be held at the SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, June 12th.Continue reading “Rally Outside SBC Annual Meeting Brings Abuse to Light”

For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 5

  Read Part 1  here…  Part 2 here…  Part 3 here…  Part 4 here…  You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;     you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,  defending the fatherless and the oppressed,     so that mere earthly mortals     will never again strike terror. Psalm 10:17-18 (NIV) Paul’s words to husbands, “love yourContinue reading “For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 5”

For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 4

Part 4 is a continuation of a series on what scripture has to say about a woman’s worth and role. Read Part 1  here…Part 2 here…Part 3 here   Let’s consider Abigail from I Samuel 25. We’ll study her a bit more because we are talking about angry, controlling, abusive men and Abagail was married toContinue reading “For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 4”

Listen…to her visible heart

This is a series of writings from women living in difficult, disappointing, or destructive marriages…or leaving destructive marriages/relationships. When women are physically abused the harm is often visible, but what about verbal and emotional abuse? The injury is internal…on the heart, soul, mind and strength. You may never guess her husband rages in a differentContinue reading “Listen…to her visible heart”

My original interest in the Lynn Messer case

Today I’m sharing the reasons for my interest in the Lynn Messer case.

Domestic Abuse: 5 Biblical principles & 5 guidelines

Many Christian counselors, pastors, and lay leaders are still woefully ill-equipped to handle this issue. Leslie Vernick is changing this!

Recognize and Prevent Emotional Abuse

Church: Recognize and prevent emotional abuse and be prepared to help the abused woman. Letter from a pastor… professional help now…references for local counselors

MOSAIC: Threat Assessment for Abused Women

MOSAIC helps the assessor weigh the present situation in light of expert opinion and research, and instantly compare the present situation to past cases where the outcomes are known.

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