What “Love and Respect” and “Fireproof” Teach Abusers and their Victims

Poster from the movie "Fireproof" (click for source)

Content Note: Descriptions of Abuse, Abuse ApologismEver since we started dating, my husband Abe has been trying to talk me into watching the movie Fireproof with him. No, not because he thought it would help our relationship, but because he insisted that it was one of the funniest movies I'd ever see. A couple of weeks ago, we finally rented the DVD at Family Video (yes, those still exist), and he was right. It was pretty hilarious--in the same way that Troll 2 and Jaws The Revenge are h … [Read more...]

You’re “Not Alone.” No, really! (a book review)

Those might be the most comforting words in the English language.But when you suffer from depression, they are sometimes very hard to believe. The book Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression, edited by Alise Write, takes those words and brings them to life--makes them real and powerful.Not Alone is a collection of 37 true stories submitted by 37 different contributors. The contributors share their personal stories of their struggles with depression, and they don't hold back.They … [Read more...]

Probably the most important thing I’ve ever written about

I feel that I write about some serious and important topics on this blog. I must admit that some of the issues that I talk about are tough to tackle.But I've been avoiding one particularly important topic. I just haven't been able to work up the courage to write about it yet, even though it's something that is absolutely necessary for us to talk about.But now is the time.I can't put it off any longer.This needs to be addressed......................Could the eagles really have fl … [Read more...]


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