Hello world!

I am a survivor of domestic violence, and this is my voice.  I am here to share with you what it feels like to be stripped of your dignity by those whom God and nature declare should care for you.  And, I hope that this will be a place for other survivors to find their voices.  Let the healing begin……..


14 thoughts on “Hello world!”

  1. all the best n cheers 🙂 all love n hugsssss too

  2. I commend you for raising your voice here!

  3. Anewfreelife,

    I’ve just written a post on my blog with some thoughts on reading your unfolding story. Here’s the shortlink:
    If you see anything that needs fixing, please let me know.

    Thanks! And thanks for sharing your powerful story and your great writing skill!

    • Wow, I am absolutely, truly honored. Thank you so much for taking a stand for victims of domestic violence (and other social ills) and for sharing my story. I see nothing that needs fixing–what you wrote is beautiful. I am quite overwhelmed by your compliments. Thank you, and God bless you!

      • Hi again,

        I think I might have mentioned to you at some point that I was planning to write an article about forgiveness. Well, here it is:
        “Repentance: The Unpopular Partner of Forgiveness”

        Though I don’t mention DV in the article, part of what prompted me to write it was hearing about abusers telling their victims that they should forgive them even though the abusers have no intention of changing their own evil ways.

        Also, though once again I don’t mention it in the article, in the case of relationships destroyed by ongoing domestic violence, the likelihood of true repentance on the part of the perpetrator is so low that it’s safe to assume that the relationship can never be repaired, and must instead be abandoned.

  4. I nominated you for a Liebster Award and said nice things about you. You can check it out here, if you like: http://javaj240.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/thank-you-fat-lies-and-fairytales-the-liebster-award/

  5. I’ve nominated you for the Brave Heart Award: http://wp.me/p3UZPT-qt

    Stand Strong You Are Not Alone

    I call you a survivor, because that is what you are. There are days when you don’t feel like a survivor and there are days when the memories trigger your past and it feels like you are losing the fight – but you are not. Take the past and heal with it. You are strong. I want you to know that the abuse was not your fault. It does not matter what age it happened. You did not deserve it, you did not cause it, and you did not bring it on yourself. You own no shame, guilt, or remorse. In your life, you have faced many demons but look around you and you will see there is hope, and there is beauty. You are beautiful, You are loved, there is hope. You deserve to be loved and treated with respect. You deserve peace and joy in your life. Don’t settle for anything less than that. God has plans for you. Your future does not have to be dictated by your past.

    Each step you take you are not alone.

    Stand Strong.

  6. Also, for the webmaster – I’d like to h ave the opportunity to “converse” privately with the blog author regarding biblical divorce and couldn’t find a “contact” link here. My e-mail address is cindyburrell@hurtbylove.com.

    Thank you.

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