Love Does Not Dishonor :: 31 Days of Selah

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am sharing this post (first written in February) on the web site for our local domestic violence agency, Elijah Haven. This agency assists victims of domestic violence by providing safety, counseling, guidance and other types of assistance. The graphic above is a drawing made by a little girl who came …

What To Do With “Fifty Shades of Grey”

I watched The Grammy Awards on television Sunday night. About mid-way through, I saw my President encourage all of us to create awareness and help women out of violent relationships. His message was followed by a moving statement from domestic violence survivor Brooke Axtell and Katy Perry’s performance of her song “By the Grace of …

Tell Them That Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Heather Norris loved her family, her friends, school and sports.  Her wide, friendly smile and blonde good looks made Heather popular among her classmates.  As she graduated from high school, Heather made plans for a future that included college and, someday, marriage to the man of her dreams. Sadly, in 2007,  Heather’s life ended too …

Tell Them They Deserve Better

Her brown eyes pooled with tears and her lower lip quivered as she timidly approached. “My dad has been abusing me since I was little. I can’t remember a time when he wasn’t hurting me.” This brave teenager’s bold admission caught me off guard. After three days of talking with local high school students about …