People have stories to tell. Real life experiences that have left hearts pierced and broken. Experiences which many wish could be left behind and never revisited, however, it isn’t that simple.
Abuse comes in various forms. It knows no boundaries. It can strike any home, at any moment, no matter social status, race or gender.
For women, if often involves their greatest treasure, their children. These priceless treasures will turn women into a mighty warrior princess. No battle too immense to fight when the lives of those treasured little ones are at stake.
However, for many, these women must fight alone. They remain on the battlefield to fight the enormous giant before them with nothing but their story. And there in turn lies the problem when dealing with the abusive giant; her story is not enough.
This world is incredibly unfair. Things are often backwards and justice often, does not prevail. For the most part, the wolves, the abusers, typically win.
The countless stories that could be shared remain untold. Numerous children harmed due to a broken system which chooses to protect the “rights of a parent” instead of the welfare of a child. Money speaks loudly in the American court system and those who have it, more often than not, win.
Children are ripped from the arms of a loving mama who has walked away from abuse to protect them. Women without the necessary means to financially fight against the wolf, watch as the very ones they fight to protect are handed over to the wolf and nothing can be done. All they have to fight with are their words.
Can you understand the difficulty establishing abuse with only stories and words to share? No bruises. No signs of a physical fight. No pictures to prove the damage. Abuse is difficult to substantiate when there is nothing to see.
The scars of emotional, verbal and mental abuse cut deep into the soul. They leave scars, which take years to heal. As a woman begins to describe her pain, forming the words are near impossible. How do put into words the lies, manipulation, constant put-downs, the doubting, the gaslighting? How does one explain with words what is taking place behind the closed doors of the home that cannot be seen with the eyes?
A woman walks into a courtroom assuming justice will come. Praying that relief will arrive for her children. A woman walks into a courtroom believing that this judge will witness the mask worn by the wolf. Will he hear her pleas and protect her children? Sadly and horrifically, it doesn’t happen.
The wolf can afford expensive attorneys. The wolf holds the key to the finances. He holds down the home. This woman has cared for her home and family for years. She attempts to create a safe home full of love, nevertheless at her own expense. She stands unprepared for the battle both emotionally and financially.
A woman who has endured years of abuse cannot fight against a wolf. The wolf has brainwashed her into believing she is not good enough. Made her believe that everything happening is her fault. She is definitely the cause of the abuse. And the court system in this country works right alongside of the wolf. Equipping and enabling the continued abuse.
As I write, I hear of another story of a woman who left abuse only to have her children ripped away by another judge. A wolf has accused her of being unfit, being an adulterous wife while being a drunk and has won. A wolf will execute whatever plan necessary to disparage the character of the one in which he is losing control over and will stop at nothing until he has his way. Even at the expense of his children.
Each day another family is torn apart by domestic violence. Children remain forced to live with the wolf where the abuse continues and another woman is left to pick up the broken pieces of her life from the malicious attack. Countless scars left to heal.
There is much work to be accomplished. People who need to be educated, especially within our court systems. Awareness must come in order for change to happen. Will you take the time to educate yourself? Educate yourself so that when the day comes that you are faced with a friend or loved one asking for your help, you are prepared to answer the call.
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Love is patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about. There’s no arrogance in love; it’s never rude, crude, or indecent- it’s not self-absorbed. Love isn’t easily upset. Love doesn’t tally wrongs or celebrate injustice; but truth-yes, truth-is love’s delight! Love puts up with anything and everything that comes along; it trust, hopes and endures no matter what.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7