Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Face–and Soul–of Abuse, Part 2

Phyllis Nissila I am posting on this topic again today because, in light of the revelations by several women who, they allege, were taken advantage of sexually, at best, raped, at worst, by a very famous celebrity back in the … Continue reading

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Merely Well Behaved—or Beloved and Gifted? (On Joseph of Genesis)

Phyllis Nissila MERELY WELL BEHAVED? I have heard yet another preacher expound on the superior character of Joseph of Old Testament fame who was betrayed by his brothers, unjustly accused by his master’s wife, imprisoned and then forgotten by two … Continue reading

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The Face–and Soul–of Abuse

Cindy Burrell at http://www.hurtbylove.com/the-face-of-abuse/#respond has linked the video that I have re-posted below. Her blog post is titled: “The Face of Abuse.” Her site and her ministry provide much help to people “on the other side” of videos such as … Continue reading

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The J-Team (On Spiritual Special Ops)

Phyllis Nissila THE A-TEAM I listened to a fascinating presentation by a special operations trainer. He’s one of the developers of neuroscience based methods employed to build the body, brain, and psyche of qualifying applicants to high levels of resistance … Continue reading

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On the Church and Domestic Abuse: “Who Will Help Me Now?” (Lisa’s Story)

Phyllis Nissila A responder to my previous post has prompted today’s story and comment. “What is so very disheartening,” she wrote, “is: it is ‘the church’ (her church), the leadership and long-time members that don’t care about abusive relationships as … Continue reading

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Update on “Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival?”: Another Good Resource

ANOTHER GOOD RESOURCE ON THE TOPIC OF VERBALLY ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS: https://bible.org/article/verbal-abuse Many months ago I posted a guest commentary written by a woman who had left a long-term relationship because of verbal abuse: https://pnissila.wordpress.com/?s=is+it+the+silent+treatment+or+emotional+survival There had been some physical abuse … Continue reading

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