This is one of the first blogs I ever published, and today we're revisiting it because the message still rings true in my life. The devil still tries to divert my attention- but every day I strive to listen to the word of the Lord.
How to Heal- Overcoming Domestic Abuse
As I sit here in the veterinarian emergency room, listening to plans for surgery for my dog and her overnight stays in an animal hospital, my determination strengthens. Call me determined before my blog site started to share and learn about the struggles when transitioning from domestic violence victim to survivor, well now I am REALLY, REALLY DETERMINED to continue this dialog.
I am reminded though that this isn’t the first time that the devil has attacked me when I stood up for what I felt was right. Similar, but less dramatic, things also happened when I:
Given that the devil’s main objective is to create distractions and take us off of our course, this kind of retaliation is probably what we should expect. I should expect resistance from the devil for attempting to do the right thing. It’s how my abuser would react; my abuser isn’t accepting of my personal growth, and neither is the negative force countering my attempt for me to transition to a domestic violence survivor.
... Through the journey the blog has taken me on over the last couple of years, I am so grateful that I made the decision to keep the blog going when all of these distractions tried to pull me away.
Whether you've just joined me, or you've been reading since the beginning- thank you for being here with me.
Hi, I'm Sue
Welcome to my blog! I served twenty-one honorable years on active duty, living a double life of capability and accomplishment in the service while enduring brutality and abusiveness in my twenty-one year oppressive marriage. Today I'm happily married and have three children who are my inspiration and motivation.
My goal is to help combat the lies of abusers with the truth of God. I hope you find my words to be healing and helpful through your own life experiences.
Being separated from my abusive husband didn't make me a domestic violence survivor. It surely didn't release me from the grip of his brainwashing control and the innate power he had on me.
Read the full raw story in my new book, Rock Bottom and Faithless.