Growing up as a child I lived in a home where I witnessed Domestic Violence often. My parents fought often. My father was an alcoholic,
and when he would go out and have drinks with his friends he would come home
loaded, sometimes sloppy drunk. The least little thing that my mother would say
that he did not like; he would immediately jump her and start fighting. This
went own for years.
It affected me greatly as an adult. And being a female it really caused much
anger inside to the point I vowed no man would ever do that to me. How did I
get over this? The key word was "forgiveness". I had to come to a
place of forgiving my dad as well as my mom.
The Word of God says:
St. Matthew 6:14, 15
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also
"But, if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father
forgive your trespasses."
That was not an easy task to perform. Why? The flip side of my father abusing
my mother, my mother abused me. There were times she would get so angry, and
tell me, I looked so much like my dad I acted like my dad, and I would get beat
downs with bedroom shoes, ropes, and extension cords. Sometimes I thought my
mother hated me, but I knew inside that she really loved me but she was hurting
If you are suffering with the pain of past childhood domestic abuse let's talk
about it. There is healing and there is deliverance. There is more I can say
about this subject and my life as a child experiencing this, but before I do I just
wanted to let you know you are not alone and there is hope. There is healing,
there is deliverance.
Jesus said in St. Luke 4:18 - in that verse he says, He came to heal the
brokenhearted and to set those that are captive free. You can be free.