The Washington Post just ran an editorial entitled “What Domestic Violence Looks Like”.
Their article is written about the one video depicting one example of what a battered girlfriend or wife can go through with an abusive husband… in this case it is in the news because that particular husband is a well-known NFL player.
Most battered women are not fortunate enough to be around a video camera when it happens, nor are they married to someone famous enough to make the news.
Sometimes domestic violence looks less like a knock-out punch and more like standing terrified in a corner while furniture is being thrown around the room.
And like the woman in the video, we almost always think it is our fault.
I always did.
Did you see yourself in that video? Or someone you know?
In my story, Released, I show another picture of what domestic violence can also look like… not where you’re ‘knocked out cold’ and dragged out of an elevator. But where your soul has been knocked out little by little with every bruise and tear.
And by the grace of God, I got help, and got free. Ultimately I found hope and my honesty again.
If you are trapped in domestic violence, please read my book… maybe you will see a picture that you recognize in your own life and realize that you too can get free.