Abuse Relationship Support

Joy Bringer Blog is to offer support and information to those who find themselves in an abusive realtionship.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

With Tender Hand

Let me tell you a little story that helped me. If you have a dog and by accident you step on the dog’s tail – what does the dog do? Yes it yelps and jumps up and lets you know that stepping on its tail HURT! As women in abusive relationships we allow our tails to be stepped on (so to speak) without yelping and letting it be known what hurts us. If that dog did not yelp and let you know it was hurt when you stepped on it you would probably continue to step on its tail without any concern. Do you see where I’m going with this? In healthy relationships we let it be known what is hurtful to us – if the other person responds with kindness (which is what we hope for) then we know there is hope for continuance in that relationship. If on the other hand, that person just stomps on the tail all the harder and more frequently we then know we must get out of such an environment. If you saw someone else abusing an animal in such a manner what would you do? Undoubtedly, you would try to rescue it. Ok ladies, we need to value ourselves as much as we do our pets! Jesus said, we are of more value than the sparrows and not one sparrow falls on the ground without our Father’s knowledge! I am praying as you read this you feel loved and valuable to the Father up above who is constantly reaching out to you and trying to enfold you in His love!

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