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June 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Domestic Violence Series for June 28, 2012 "How do you know if he is really changing?" (Part 2C)

Domestic Violence Series (Part 2)

Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse – Intervention Continued:

How do you know if he is really changing? – (Part 2C)

Positive signs include:

• He has stopped being violent or threatening to you or others

• He acknowledges that his abusive behavior is wrong

• He understands that he does not have the right to control and dominate you

• You don't…

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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 26, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

Domestic Violence Series for June 26, 2012 "Abusers often try to manipulate the 'system' by..." (Part 2B)

Domestic Violence Series (Part 2)

Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse - Characteristics Continued:

Abusers often try to manipulate the "system" by: - (Part 2B)

  • Threatening to call Child Protective Services or the Department of Human Resources and making actual reports that his partner neglects or abuses the children.
  • Changing lawyers and delaying court hearings to increase his partner's…
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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 25, 2012 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Our Desire for God

Our desire for God will overrule any other desire. Our desire for God will propel us where we need to be in God. Because of our desire for God, we long for God, to please Him, to live for Him. Our desire for God makes it easy for us to love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength; also to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). Our desire for God will cause us to push! We will push pass pain, death, sickness, diseases,…

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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 24, 2012 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Series for June 21, 2012 "Why Do Abusers Batter?" (Part 2A)

Domestic Violence Series (Part 2)

Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse Continued:

V. Why Do Abusers Batter? – (Part 2A)

Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling and coercive conduct that serves to deprive victims of safety and autonomy. Perpetrators believe they are entitled to power and control over their partners and perceive all interactions within…

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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 18, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Series for June 19, 2012 "Recognizing the Warning Signs of Domestic Violence and Abuse" (Part 2C)

Domestic Violence Series (Part 2)

Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse Continued:

D.   Recognizing the Warning Signs of Domestic Violence and Abuse – (Part 2C)

It's impossible to know with certainty what goes on behind closed doors, but there are some telltale signs and symptoms of emotional abuse and domestic violence. If you witness any warning signs of abuse in a…

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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 18, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments

I am a kept woman in Jesus Christ

I am a kept woman by Jesus Christ! I am not ashamed because in Christ I am beautifully and wonderfully made. I am the apple of his eye regardless if I have a bad hair day, gain a few pounds, or lose too much weight due to illness, or age. He still loves me from the day I was born!…

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Added by Prophetess Karen Brank, D. Min. on June 11, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Series for June 14, 2012 "Abusers Are Able to Control Their Behavior" (Part 2B)

B. Abusers are able to control their behavior—they do it all the time. – (Part 2B)

  • Abusers pick and choose whom to abuse. They don’t insult, threaten, or assault everyone in their life who gives them grief. Usually, they save their abuse for the people closest to them, the ones they claim to love.
  • Abusers carefully choose when and where to abuse. They control themselves until no one else is around to see their abusive…
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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 11, 2012 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Series for June 12, 2012 "Violent and Abusive Behavior is the Abuser's Choice" (Part 2A)

IV. Violent and Abusive Behavior is the Abuser’s Choice – (Part 2A)

Despite what many people believe, domestic violence and abuse is not due to the abuser’s loss of control over his or her behavior. In fact, abusive behavior and violence is a deliberate choice made by the abuser in order to control you.

A. Abusers use a variety of tactics to manipulate you and exert their power:

  • Dominance – Abusive individuals need to feel in charge of…
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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 11, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Series for June 7, 2012 "Physical Abuse and Domestic Violence" (Part 2B)

C. Physical Abuse and Domestic Violence – (Part 2B)

When people talk about domestic violence, they are often referring to the physical abuse of a spouse or intimate…

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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 5, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Series (Part 2A) for June 5, 2012 "Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse"

I.  Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse – (Part 2A)

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size or gender, yet the problem is often…

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Added by Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD on June 5, 2012 at 2:44am — No Comments

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