Help for Abusive Relationships – Archive

By Heather Drabinsky
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No one should feel unsafe. If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, here are some resources to help you take steps toward safety and freedom.

A path to safety

Are you or is someone you know stuck in a harmful relationship? Here are some resources to help you gain wisdom and direction for stepping toward freedom.

How to Know If You’re in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional abuse has been proven to be one of the most damaging types of abuse long term. Three types of emotional abuse can easily be disguised: gaslighting, retaliation and projection. Learn about the common types to become aware if you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship.

Setting Boundaries to Create Safety: Healing an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

If emotional abuse is present in your relationship, setting boundaries is crucial. If you think your safety’s at stake, learn the steps to effectively set boundaries in harmful relationships.

How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship

You may want to know how to support someone you love who’s in an abusive relationship. Here are several ways that can enable you to be there for them.

Additional resources

Codependency: What Is It?

Signs of Emotional Abuse

Marriage Q&A: My Spouse Is Verbally and Emotionally Abusive

Marriage Q&A: My Husband Is Physically Abusive

Play it SAFE: Dealing With Domestic Violence tips sheet

Resources: Healing From Emotional, Verbal, Physical, & Spiritual Abuse

How to Deal Wisely With Manipulative People

Broadcast: Dealing With Abuse in Marriage

Broadcast: Finding Hope in the Midst of Domestic Violence – Part 1

Broadcast: Finding Hope in the Midst of Domestic Violence – Part 2

Broadcast: Allowing God to Heal My Messy Marriage – Part 1

Broadcast: Allowing God to Heal My Messy Marriage – Part 2

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.
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