The abuser’s word salad & weird language when he’s working hard at resisting taking responsibility

A Cry For Justice

When the abuser is pulling out all stops to show that he is right and you/others are wrong, his language sometimes becomes a little weird.  I have observed this kind of poor English in the language of many men who abuse their wives. (However, some abusive men are so well educated and verbally skilled that they can use proper English to do ALL their verbal abuse.)

Sometimes the poor English is like a word salad… or a concept salad. The words and phrases may be normal but they are not strung together logically: there are skips and jumps, the flow of thought is not logically connected. If the abuser is mouthing christian doctrine, the individual phrases may be okay but the way he connects them logically together is NQR — not quite right. Pay attention when you have that NQR feeling!

His grammar and syntax might show flaws. Connecting words (conjunctions) may be missing. Verbs…

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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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