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Judge Craig, Reassigned

Oh happy day! I thought I’d have to wait for re-election to have a new judge, but no. Seems the gods of the judicial system have seen fit to re-assign Judge Dennis Craig out of Flagler County and in to Volusia County. 4 Years In, Judge Dennis Craig Is Reassigned to Volusia and Replaced by […]

Feeling Believed

In the immediate aftermath of abuse, life feels insurmountable. It feels like driving an out-of-control race car headed toward the wall, like you’re behind the wheel, gripping and steering, but the only end is to crash and burn. It’s accelerated when compassion leans away from the victim towards the victimizer.

Talking About Domestic Violence

In the blogging community, everyone has the floor at the same time. There is no need to take turns, and this can generate conversation like nothing else. No matter the topic, dozens of conversations can happen at the same time. I adore Rarasaur, and so when she told me about one such conversation, I was […]

I’m a survivor NOT a victim

“I am a survivor of abuse, not a victim. I have gone through hell and come back. I am strong, I am beautiful, I am worthy of true love no matter what you said to me. Anger is weakness and patience is strength. There is a reason for everything. Being patient and allowing time to […]

Abuse is Not Final

A few days ago I took some time to read through the blogs here and was deeply moved by what people have had to go through. More than that, I was very surprised at how familiar all the stories were. I could see a pattern that ran through the different types of abuse (emotional, physical […]

With the tap of an app

Call the police. How many times are victims told to do this? Questioned as to why they didn’t? Call the police. Three words, very simple words. They don’t take much to utter, only four syllables. Victims are in a difficult position when it comes to calling the police. They have to get access to a […]

The Eye of The Tiger, Part 5

Chapter 5 – Acceptance A Five Part Series, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 I will crawl through my past Over stones blood and glass In the ruins Reaching under the fence As I try to make sense In the ruins But if I am to heal I must first learn to feel […]

The Eye of the Tiger, Part 3

Chapter 3 – Bargaining A Five Part Series, Part 1, Part 2 I’m not bending tonight But, I’m twisted and turned And broken down But I’m starting to know The sound of something, No one, and yet, Everything. Well if God’s here tonight Are you here tonight? Maybe you could grab me up, Stand me […]