How I Escaped an Abusive Relationship

This is a true story of how I escaped an abusive relationship.

I was in my early twenties, we were always on the run, moving from place to place. Like clockwork, every few months, I would find a new apartment, and my husband would get us thrown out.

He was addicted to Marijuana and spent what little money we had to purchase drugs. He claimed Marijuana calmed his nerves and when he didn’t have any, he became enraged. The slightest thing made him angry, and the target for releasing his inner rage was always me.

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Grieving the Death of a Loved One

Grieving the death of a loved one is difficult, and the process is different for everyone. Some mourn for extended periods, while others recover from their loss, move forward. And some, like myself, build emotional walls to block the painful feelings altogether.

No matter your circumstance.

The Lord knows the pain you’re going through. He understands the inner turmoil and knows what’s troubling you. He grasps as each day passes; the pain comes and quickly fades for a moment.

Your mind becomes filled with reflections from the past. Thoughts bringing you joyous moments from a time now passed or sad and troublesome moments on which you dwell.

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The Meaning of Unconditional Love

The real story about the meaning of unconditional love. Dedicated in loving memory to Edith M Carleton (the photo is of our parents on their wedding day).

Erwin and Edith Carleton
My Parents on their Wedding Day

I’m at a loss for words tonight. My baby sister (Liz) called earlier in tears to tell me our Mother passed away on July 5, 2015. That was five days ago, no one informed us of her passing. Her memorial service was on Thursday, July 9th, 2015.

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3 Steps to Living the Abundant Life

Updated on September 6, 2019

Living the abundant life is out of reach for people who are suffering in the darkness. Lost in darkness with adverse conditions, you become fearful, enslaved, and oppressed.

Life becomes discouraging; you lose hope, give up, and stop progressing.

I understand, after suffering in darkness for over twenty years.

I know how it feels to search for an abundant life endlessly.

To walk in circles and repeat dysfunctional patterns of behavior.

I became discouraged and almost gave up hope too.

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