Recognizing An Abusive Relationship

Recognizing An Abusive Relationship

I dated out of hopelessness for a very long time.

I had never heard of this term before last night until the speaker, Rebekah, introduced it. She talked about five major symptoms of dating out of hopelessness and I found myself resounding with every point, but one in particular really stood out to me. 

I'm not sure if the speaker meant to refer to abuse, but she touched on the fact that dating out of hopelessness causes us not to leave when we should. We are not able to pick up our "bags" & say enough is enough & I'm done.

This point is important because as we've seen lately in this #metoo trend, abuse, emotional & physical, hides in the shadows & goes unnoticed & unrecognized even by the people who are in the abusive relationships.

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I write for Pillars of Grace, too! A ministry that my friend Hannah & I started hoping to inspire a movement in God's next generation of young women. A movement focused on living out your single years in a holy, pure, & purposeful way. 

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- jenn

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