Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1 Recently Darcy left some excellent thoughts in a comment and I asked her if she would expand on them in a post. I’m honored that she agreed.  cannot tell you how many times someone has told me, “Well, I know plenty of patriarchal families who are wonderful people […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? Abuse is a hot, yet tender, topic. Nearly everyone would agree that abuse is horrible, unjustifiable, and devastating. Invariably, within a discussion of abuse, someone will bring up the question of definitions and ask, but what is abuse? Are we just throwing the word around, willy-nilly, and making false accusations? Are we […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? Abuse is a hot, yet tender, topic. Nearly everyone would agree that abuse is horrible, unjustifiable, and devastating. Invariably, within a discussion of abuse, someone will bring up the question of definitions and ask, but what is abuse? Are we just throwing the word around, willy-nilly, and making false accusations? Are we […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? Abuse is a hot, yet tender, topic. Nearly everyone would agree that abuse is horrible, unjustifiable, and devastating. Invariably, within a discussion of abuse, someone will bring up the question of definitions and ask, but what is abuse? Are we just throwing the word around, willy-nilly, and making false accusations? Are we […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? Abuse is a hot, yet tender, topic. Nearly everyone would agree that abuse is horrible, unjustifiable, and devastating. Invariably, within a discussion of abuse, someone will bring up the question of definitions and ask, but what is abuse? Are we just throwing the word around, willy-nilly, and making false accusations? Are we […]

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1 Recently Darcy left some excellent thoughts in a comment and I asked her if she would expand on them in a post. I’m honored that she agreed.  cannot tell you how many times someone has told me, “Well, I know plenty of patriarchal families who are wonderful people […]

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1 Recently Darcy left some excellent thoughts in a comment and I asked her if she would expand on them in a post. I’m honored that she agreed.  cannot tell you how many times someone has told me, “Well, I know plenty of patriarchal families who are wonderful people […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? Abuse is a hot, yet tender, topic. Nearly everyone would agree that abuse is horrible, unjustifiable, and devastating. Invariably, within a discussion of abuse, someone will bring up the question of definitions and ask, but what is abuse? Are we just throwing the word around, willy-nilly, and making false accusations? Are we […]

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 2

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 2 Continued from Part 1… o…are we making a big deal out of nothing? Have we made ourselves into victims, casting blame on well-meaning parents and spiritual leaders, not “owning up” to our mistakes or claiming responsibility for our own problems and sins? After all, there is REAL abuse […]

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1

Abusing Abuse? | Guest Post, Part 1 Recently Darcy left some excellent thoughts in a comment and I asked her if she would expand on them in a post. I’m honored that she agreed.  cannot tell you how many times someone has told me, “Well, I know plenty of patriarchal families who are wonderful people […]