Verbal & Emotional Abuse

Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Aspire Press


Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 359

How to Get Victory Over Verbal or Emotional Abuse Abuse - whether through hurtful words, degrading looks, obscene gesture, or threatening behavior - inflicts immense pain and impedes emotional growth. We have all been wounded by hurtful words and actions of others - whether the bully at school, the demeaning boss, a rage-filled driver, or someone in our own family. We often carry those wounds with us for a lifetime. June Hunt has a message for you: it is possible to stop the pain of abuse. Learn biblical truths and practical advice on how to: •Stop the abuse •Heal the pain of the past •Foster peace in all your relationships June Hunt starts this mini-book with a definitions section where she explains each word associated with verbal or emotional abuse. •Forms of emotional abuse •Warning signs of verbal or emotional abuse •How to identify sabotage and manipulation Learn all forms of abuse and what to pay attention to when a relationship gives off warning signs. Also included in the definitions section are biblical examples of verbal and emotional abuse. This mini-book will shed light on the characteristics of verbal and emotional abuse, words used in abusive conversations, methods of sabotage, and examples of what the victims may experience when dealing with an abusive relationship. Discover the causes of a person who abuses others and answer hard questions like, "How can he be so cruel?" and "How can he be so insensitive?" The last section gives you practical advice on how to end abuse with: •7 steps to victory over verbal abuse •6 steps to an action plan •8 steps for how to confront and cope with emotionally abusive people •Honesty test for those who may be abusive •5 steps to building personal boundaries •And much more.

Perspectives on Verbal and Psychological Abuse

Author: Dr. Roland Maiuro, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 679

There are dozens of ways to be emotionally abusive: unwarranted criticism, sighs, a condescending tone of voice, disgusted looks, and “the cold shoulder,” to name a few. In some respects, emotional abuse is more devastating than physical abuse because victims are more likely to blame themselves. While a substantial amount of research has focused on physical forms of domestic violence, there has been little information available about more subtle forms of violence such as psychological, emotional, and verbal abuse. This book, a collection of acclaimed articles from the peer-reviewed journal Violence and Victims, addresses how psychological aggression can be reliably measured, as well as the challenges inherent in alleging or proving that these non-physical violent acts have occurred. Authors—experts on these forms of abuse from a variety of social science disciplines—present research related to perpetrators of psychological and verbal abuse, victims of this abuse, and effective interventions. Articles examine the complexity and severity of psychological abuse, and focus on the fact that psychological abuse almost always precedes physical abuse, underscoring the importance of early intervention. They explore the role of gender and socioeconomic status in psychological abuse and discuss the primary personality characteristics of perpetrators. Links between abuse and poor birth outcomes are examined, as is dating violence and emotional abuse in the workplace. This collection of distinguished articles contributes greatly to our understanding of an insidious form of violence—verbal and psychological abuse—that can be extremely destructive and is experienced in some form by nearly half the population. Key Features: Delivers top-tier research articles by interdisciplinary experts on psychological and verbal abuse Explores the challenges of alleging and proving that these non-physical violent acts have occurred Covers aggression in intimate relationships and in the workplace Presents effective interventions

Hope and Healing from Emotional Abuse

Author: Gregory L. Ph.D. Jantz

Publisher: Baker Books


Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 597

Whether caused by words, actions, or even indifference, emotional abuse is common--yet often overlooked. This helpful guide reveals how those who have been abused by a spouse, parent, employer, or minister can overcome the past and rebuild their self-image. It includes •strategies for dealing with the verbal abuser •self-check quizzes with each chapter •keys to rebuilding relationships •letters from survivors of emotional abuse •help dealing with spiritual abuse •a biblical plan for healing

Words Hurt

A Literature Review on the Impact of Verbal/emotional Abuse

Author: Alicia DiVenturi (N.)



Category: Abused children

Page: 29

View: 903

The purpose of this literature review was to discover how verbal and/or emotional abuse can affect a child. More specifically, it examined academic impact, behavioral impact, emotional impact, social impact and impact on adulthood. Verbal abuse affects children in many ways and the impact can be life-long. This literature review also discusses signs and/or symptoms of verbal and/or emotional abuse, what educators should know about verbal abuse and what they can do to help students who have been verbally abused.

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Abuse Issues

Author: Joan F. Kaywell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 563

Offers statistics, case studies and reseach findings on emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of teenagers and provides literary and professional perspectives for each selected work of fiction, along with applications for using the stories in a hypothetical therapy setting.

Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence

Author: Claire M. Renzetti

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: Psychology

Page: 984

View: 998

"From assisted suicide and batter women to human trafficking and sex offenders, this guide provides an excellent overview of the state research on interpersonal violence. This set is highly recommended for academic libraries." —John R. M. Lawrence Interpersonal violence is behavior that intentionally threatens, attempts, or actually inflicts harm on another. This violence invades both the public and private spheres of our lives; many times in unexpected and frightening ways. Interpersonal violence is a problem that individuals could experience at any point during the life span—even before birth. Interpersonal violence is experienced not only throughout the life course but also as a global problem in the form of war, genocide, terrorism, and rape of women as a weapon of war. The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence provides accurate, research-supported information to clarify critical issues and educate the public about different forms of interpersonal violence, their incidence and prevalence, theoretical explanations, public policy initiatives, and prevention and intervention strategies. These two volumes contain more than 500 accessible, jargon-fee entries written by experts and provide cross-references to related entries, as well as suggested readings for further information. Key Features Defines key concepts and explains theoretical principles clearly and succinctly Provides information on current data sets, regional and national organizations specializing in various dimensions of interpersonal violence, and relevant Web sites Serves as a quick reference guide to definitions, statistics, theories, policies, and prevention and intervention programs Discusses concern with interpersonal violence as a problem across the life span and across cultures Addresses careers in the many fields of interpersonal violence Key Themes Children and Youth Civil and Criminal Legal Systems Interpersonal Violence—General Intervention and Prevention Programs Legislation Organizations and Agencies Racial/Ethnic and Cross-Cultural Issues Research Methods and Data Collection Instruments Sexual Violence and Abuse Syndromes, Disorders, and Other Mental Health Issues Theories and Theoretical Perspectives Violence Between Intimates/Family Violence The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence is designed for members of the general public who are interested in learning more about various aspects of the problem of interpersonal violence, making it a must-have resource for academic and public libraries.

No More Christian Nice Girl

When Just Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts You, Your Family, and Your Friends

Author: Paul Coughlin

Publisher: Bethany House


Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 775

When passivity and false niceness don't bring the abundant life Jesus promised, some Christian women try even harder to hide behind a fragile façade of pleasant perfection. Paul Coughlin and Jennifer Degler give women the empowering message that they have options far beyond simply acting nice or being mean--if they will emulate the real Jesus Christ and face their fears of conflict, rejection, and criticism. Brimming with enlightening information, thought-provoking questionnaires, real-life stories, and biblically based teaching from both the male author of the pioneering No More Christian Nice Guy and a female clinical psychologist, this book will motivate women to allow God to transform them into authentic, powerful women of loving faith.

When Love Hurts

How to Handle Verbal Abuse, Codependency and Emotional Blackmailing

Author: Michelle Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 208

View: 375

Does your partner make you feel inadequate and deserving of unhappiness? Does your relationship feel unhealthy or toxic? Do you believe their words and think you're not good enough? That you spoil things constantly and deserve the treatment you get? If you are unhappy in your relationship, but can't find the strength to pull yourself away from it, this book can help you. Physical abuse is easy to recognize - the signs are plain to see. But emotional torment is not so obvious. If you feel worthless, inadequate, guilt, and unable to have a normal life without your abuser, you are in an abusive relationship. It's not normal, and it's not your fault. This book will help you recognize the most common manipulation and abuse patterns. This breakthrough book presents manipulation and abuse through the real life story of the author and her encounters with other victims. Her firsthand knowledge will guide you to salvation and freedom, as will the research proven solutions she analyzes to identify and solve the problems that affect your daily emotional wellbeing. What toxic relationship patterns will you learn to identify and handle? -What emotional hunger is and how to it drives you to unhealthy compromise. -Shame in all forms. -Victimization without feeling guilt and pity. -How to recognize and overcome codependency. -How to notice early mental conditioning and emotional abuse. What's more: -The psychology behind jealousy and how to overcome it. -Guidelines for how to deal with infidelity. -Powerful break-up tips and post break-up strategies. -Tips on what to do, what NOT to do, and who to call if the abuse you face turns physical. Emotional and mental manipulation can leave deeper scars than physical violence. Become aware and catch the courage you need to love yourself and leave the toxic life you live in. You are worthy of true happiness. Find your boundaries and find yourself again.

It Will Work If U Work It!

Author: Dr. Tina Parkman, LPC, CAADC

Publisher: Christian Living Books, Inc.


Category: Religion


View: 804

Emotional and sexual intimacy is unbalanced for those who have been traumatized, neglected, and abused. For some, this involves sexual acting out behavior, multiple partners and/or serial affairs or some form of traumatic reenactment. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 70 percent of all reported sex disorders relate to sexual addictions, substance abuse, suicide, promiscuity, prostitution, losses of trust, destruction of self-esteem, development of shame, guilt, depression, and other psycho-behavioral issues. Our goal is to assist individuals by walking them through the process of healing, wholeness, making intimate connections with spirituality and treatment approaches, and thus leading the way to enhancing the skills and capabilities of professionals who treat individuals for sexual addiction and other trauma-induced intimacy disorders. Learning to embrace God's love and self-love are the first steps towards sharing intimacy with another. It is God's will that we enjoy the delightfulness of love, sex, and romance between mates. It is God's pleasure to see us become the best lovers we can be. The 21st Century generation brings with it a big appetite for seductive aura, sexy secrets, ancient secrets, and sexual energy. They live lavish lifestyles with hip-hop excitement, no limits, secular humanism, no morals, and instant pleasure. Everybody gets in where they fit in. If they want it, they're taking it. If it feels good, they're doing it. Sex, money, and power are their playthings. Unfortunately the pressure of acceptance, addiction, approval, attention seeking, need to please, desperation for fame, fortune, and notoriety have been the many justifications they have used to reach for false hope in people, places or things. Too often, this behavior has led to all-too-real pain and emotional suffering. A nationwide survey found that the body of Christ is sick from a lack of balance in its spiritual, emotional, and physical health. Some feel their spirit, not their body, belongs to God. They also feel that 90 percent of diseases are from emotional stresses. The X-IT model allows people to open up the lines of communication for families, schools, religions, and communities that have overlooked the intricate cry for help against the grips of the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Satisfying the desires of temptation no longer delivers promises; it now dishes up pain and consequences. Agape Connections will give options and provide solutions to addressing long-neglected issues in all races, religions, and income groups that have been misdirected misunderstood, misdiagnosed, mistreated, miscommunicated, or misused because of improper information and revelation. You don't have to die in your situation. If you don't deal with IT - IT will deal with you.