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WHEN IT IS TIME TO LEAVE

06 Nov

By Terry Loving

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King James Bible
“Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.”

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NOTE: To all who have faithfully supported this ministry, I apologize for being away for so long. There comes a time when one must “steal away” and take a serious-deep look within. Before I could continue, I needed to settle some things within my spirit with God’s help. Soul searching takes time, a lot of time and self-honesty if one desires change and spiritual enlightenment. There was a lot of “noise” in the back of my mind that needed quieting. I am now at peace with the answers that I received from God’s Word, as well as the experiences of others seeking the same answers. I won’t go into my private concerns shared with God – just wanted to let my readers know that I am back.

May God provide the answers that you seek from your heart.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:7

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Moving truck. DREAMSTIME IMAGE

Moving truck. DREAMSTIME IMAGE

This post has been updated from my other site, http://www.spiritual-side-of-domestic-violence.org/id5.html.

The thought of leaving abuse involves a wide range of emotions and fear. There is much to be considered, especially when children are involved. A single person has only themselves to worry about. Caretakers must also consider if their plans for escape will involve a safe haven for all concerned. Without concrete resources such as money and a safe place to stay – even if temporary – many abused women are forced to remain in volatile situations.

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Perhaps the question should not be “Why doesn’t she leave?” Instead we should ask, “What can I do to help her leave?”

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There are many organizations that assist the abused with a variety of needs. Unfortunately, there are not enough shelters in America to house those who really need a place to stay. When an abuse victim does find alternative shelter, it is heart breaking to leave their personal possessions behind while fleeing with just the clothes on their backs. There is a level of comfort in knowing that you can hold onto not only your lives, but the things accumulated over time that are dear to you. One such treasure is family pictures – especially of your children. Being able to move from a house of horrors with your personal belongings will lessen the pain of starting over again.

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Moving-Day-Inside

I came across a news article about a moving company that assists abuse victims in a HUGE way. They will move their belongings to a safe residence for “free.” The company started by two brothers, Aaron and Evan Steed (both high school athletes), is gaining deserved recognition for their humanitarian efforts to assist victims of domestic violence. Their company,  Meathead Movers “partnered with the Women’s Shelter Program in San Luis Obispo, California, to make sure the individuals they help could relocate in safety and receive the support they need beyond moving day.” AWESOME! PRAISE GOD!

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The Women’s Shelter Program : Provides Emergency Shelter, etc.

Our Safe House is a confidential shelter that provides safety, support and referrals to victims of intimate partner violence and their children. It is a four week program with one week extensions as needed, with an average stay of eight weeks. The program consists of safe shelter, legal assistance, advocacy, and counseling services.

In order to access our Safe House, start by calling our crisis line at: 805.781.6400. Our staff is available to discuss options, provide valuable referrals and help determine whether our Safe House Program is most appropriate for your situation.

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Listed below are more resources for domestic violence victims. As new information is found, this post will be updated. It is my hope and prayer that you will find something that will help you to start a new life with hope and peace.

“My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge:”
Hosea 4:6

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