The Truth About Abuse
Healing from any form of abuse takes time, effort, and diligence in searching out the truth. Hope rests within the truth. I realized in my life that I didn't know I was being abused. I didn't know where to turn or even how to find the answers. I needed someone to help me but I didn't even know who to turn to or trust. This is why Beyond My Life exists. To help people discover where to turn, how to get help and even what questions to ask. It is about discovering if you have things like PTSD or if you've been a victim of narcissistic like behavior or even parental alienation. It isn't about finding your identity within the diagnosis, but it IS about realizing the truth about what happened to you. Once you start to realize it, then you can start to heal.
Not everyone has their life threatened by an abuser, but many do. Our journey's are all different but one thing remains the same...we all want to heal and be able to move past the hurt and shame and to find life again.
That's what Beyond My Life is all about. Learning to live again. To me, this all starts with identifying 'The Truth About Abuse'.
Here's what you
need to know.
What can you do with it?
There is life after abuse. It does take work, commitment and support, but there is life. I am a living testimony of God's love and grace. Christ pulled me out, started me over on a solid foundation and has given me not only life, but an organization to give back to others. It is possible to survive, but it is also possible to overcome and to be the best of what God has intended us to be.
I have my life back and now I am growing in Christ and what He has for me.
My life changed with Jesus and He showed me not only His love, but also His grace in giving
me a new life apart from abuse. I sometimes made bad choices at different stages of my life, but God came anyway. I messed up at times even after I was saved and God came anyway.
He is there in our rights AND our wrongs. He changes our hearts so we can see our own mistakes, but He also leads us away from untruths so we can see what it was doing to us.
The most important scripture for me is from 2 Timothy 1:7:
"For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
All of the above (power, love, sound mind) is what abusers take from us. I am here to say that God gives them back. I pray these qualities into the lives of each person reading this so they can begin to see their worth like I did...through the eyes of the One that knows us....His name is Jesus Christ.
Allow yourself to heal. It will take commitment and a "want to" that no one can force upon you. It is ultimately your choice.
So many seem to not want God to help them, but my life would be over if it weren't for Him. This website speaks truth about what domestic violence is, and how we can heal by praying to a God that does still care about us and knows we exist.