Thursday Thought — Where to Get Help When Everyone Sides with Him

A Cry For Justice

Sometimes it just becomes too painful to keep trying to get the people around you to see the truth.  When people are impressed with your partner and convinced that he’s a great person, your efforts to get them to see won’t always work.  They don’t want to believe they idolized a false icon, so it’s easier to blame the victim.

So sometimes you’re better off letting go of trying to open their eyes.  Instead, look elsewhere for support, validation, and safety.  Some places you might turn to include:

  • Friends and relative who don’t live close by, so they haven’t been swayed by your community’s mythology about your partner
  • Websites for women who have faced abuse by influential abusers … or where you could seek out women whose experiences are similar to yours …
  • A hotline or support group for abused women …

A day will come when you can get…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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