Hi. I’ve been away for a while and so let me start by saying thank you to all my true supporters who have been here even when I’m not. I really appreciate it.
Previously in my blog, I requested to get feedback from you ladies on the topic Domestic Violence. My sub-topic was “One Hit; That’s it?” ( https://theladiesfeed.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/one-hit-thats-it/ ). I got some feedback but would appreciate more. This is a topic that we continue to turn a blind eye too, although it’s very prevalent in society.
Abuse can be displayed in various ways but for some strange reason we pay attention only to the physical. After running into my ex today, I was reminded that abuse is not only physical and it’s time I started stressing to women, say no to abuse. He supplies you with everything materialistically but when it comes to affection, it lacks drastically and he has a fun day abusing you verbally. What do you do? Since, I don’t believe in the constant changing of a man, I would recommend trying first. No man is perfect, neither are we women and so we have to leave room for mistakes and redemption. However, when it surpasses the level of being a mistake and becomes a habit, that’s when we address the situation. No woman should subject herself to any form of abuse. I simply say, abuse is over do. Over do of anything that suppresses someone, mentally, physically, financially and all the other bad “allys”. 🙂 A woman who is abused is often inflicted with the “fear syndrome”. There is no personal strength to move after they have been stripped of themselves. The women who have gone through it though, should be that back bone and great support. (NB: If that’s you, start caring for others today. Move one, save one, protect one.)
When God created us, he said he made us in his own image and likeness. From what I know, God is beautiful. Although not seen, he is felt and it’s a beautiful feeling. So that makes us beautiful. Beautiful beings, that are full of potential and valour. There is no one like God in heaven and on earth; God does not abuse us and so we should not let anyone else do so. Even the bible shows disapproval of such actions.
Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Zephaniah 1:9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit.
Psalms 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
Malachi 2:16-17 “I hate […] a man’s covering his wife with violence, as well as with his garment.” says the Lord Almighty….”You have wearied the Lord with your words.” “How have we wearied him?” you ask. By saying “all who do evil are good in the eyes of the Lord, and he is pleased with them,” or “Where is the God of justice?”. (NIV alternate translation)
You are a supreme being and although not recognized by media or persons in high esteem, that does not make you any lesser than they are. So ladies, please adhere to this blog. Know your worth. Don’t go under, but go over. The road will not be easy. You will get stoned along the way, laughed at and picked on. Know though, that the greater power lives inside of you and is just waiting for you to tap into it and use it. For the women who are not so unfortunate, raise the awareness of Domestic Violence and help the unfortunate. This may not be you, but it could be your niece, sister or even daughter. You can never tell. Rise up and say no to abuse.
Reminder: Remember you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. (Follow blog, like Facebook page and follow me on twitter.) Love you all. Candace.