Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
In honor of today’s effort in raising awareness for Domestic Violence, I thought I would discuss a few things that are very important in the prevention of new tragic instances.
Ladies and Gentlemen (because we have some abusive women too), I thought I would tell you something very important. YOU ARE VALUABLE. You are not worthless, you are not a doormat to be walked all over upon and you were never created to be mistreated and abused. You was not created to be control by another, nor was your free will designed to be stripped from you. You as not designed to be trapped- you was created to be loved, cherished and treasured.
IF ANYONE comes into your life and treats you otherwise: THAT IS A RED FLAG. DO NOT settle/tolerate for the verbal abuse. DO NOT settle/tolerate being alienated from your family/friends. DO NOT settle/tolerate being controlled. YOU are NO MAN/WOMAN‘s dog, possession or toy- YOU ARE SPECIAL AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.
I DON’T CARE HOW BIG HE OR SHE IS ….DON’T ACCEPT MISTREATMENT.
God made you in HIS image!!! You were designed in HIS beauty and should be treasured as such. I was in a verbally abusive relationships and tolerated it because of my own insecurities and lack of identity- but once I can into myself, I realized that I had no need to be treated disrespectfully. I did not deserve to be pushed around. I did not deserve to be cheated on . I did not deserve to be cussed out and called everything but a child of God. GOD DOES NOT BEAT ME, SO WHY SHOULD I ALLOW A MAN TO BEAT ME? If a man is supposed to treat me as God does- why would I allow him to manipulate me? to play with my heart? to lie and cheat me? WHY? I’M BETTER THAN THAT and SO ARE YOU!!!!
YOU DON”T HAVE TO BEAT ME TO LOVE ME.
Until next time,
Check out a poem I wrote about the aftermath of my friend witnessing mother being abused by his dad. : https://authenticlove789.com/2014/09/23/wish-i-had-known/
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