How Parents Can Break the Cycle of Emotional Abuse

Love doesn’t go hand-in-hand with violence, indifference, and the need to dominate those who you say you love.

Comment of the Day: ‘Kids were just trying to get a rise out of me’

Adults weren’t always helpful. I learned to rely on my own resources.

Can You Ever Get Over the Hurt From Abuse?

I’m married to a man who has broken my wings. Can our relationship heal? And can I fly?

How to Look Your Best the Morning After

Makeup artist Lauren Luke takes a moment to remind us there are things a brush, powder, and scarf should never be used to cover up.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Confessions of a Bad Father

Kozo Hattori confesses his biggest failure (so far) as a father.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Spanking is Not the Problem

Is all this focus on physical abuse missing the point?

Enticement—the Feel-Good Stuff—Is Part of Abuse

Kristin Carmichael explains how apologies, gifts, promises, and better behavior are not the end of abuse but part of the cycle that keeps victims trapped.

Hope Wins! An Ancient Lesson About Overcoming Fear

How can we learn to nurture hope over fear?

The Man In The White Hat

Steven Downey talks about life, his wife, and working in a Woman’s Shelter.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Healing Mistakes

“The wound is the place where the light enters you” ~Rumi (on parenting?) One morning when my older son was 6 year old, he would not get out of bed until 7:45–30 minutes before school started. Then he wouldn’t eat his eggs since he was distracted by his Pokemon cards, so I threw the cards […]

Whether Men Haze Bison or Humans, The Explanations Are Oddly Similar

Haze (v): (1) Drive in a specific direction while on horseback; (2) Force to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks

Psychological Abuse is the First Warning: Run, Get Out

A checklist of signs of psychological abuse as well as a list of the effects psychological abuse can have on the victim.

A Single Threat Of Violence

Dennis Milam Bensie discusses a relationship of a different time period, but an issue still very present in our current culture.

Men Too Are Victims of Domestic Violence

How to recognize domestic violence against men and what to do about it

You Can Be Stubborn and Struggle, or You Can Seek Help

Curt Moyer explains how, before he sought therapy, he’d spent a lifetime pushing people away.

“Chris Brown is SUPPOSED to be convincing us beyond any shadow of a doubt that he will never do something like he did to Rihanna ever again.”

This is a comment by Grey Aiken on the post “Chris Brown’s Twitter Deactivated After Tweet War with Comedy Writer”.