• ani wrote a new post, Dreams, on the site Whimsy and Folly 6 years, 8 months ago

    One of my dreams for my amateur photography hobby was to catch one of my favorite creatures in perfect stillness but butterflies don’t stay still for long. I was visiting the zoo with a friend when this one […]

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    A couple of images taken on a weekend trip to Galveston, TX. These are a few pleasant memories from a relationship that soon fell apart. We had started a fashion blog where both of us were supposed to write and […]

  • Mage posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    Back at it…

  • eddy_r95 posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    Hey guys! Just made a new site, its gonna be updates on the most important new for each day!

  • gudheart wrote a new post, Finding The Words, on the site poems 6 years, 8 months ago

    I can’t find the word to say
    Nor can I even start to explain
    These feelings that I hold
    They starting to take its toll

    I can’t even begin to understand
    Why I am still living in my past
    Holding on to the […]

  • Nana posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    Good afyternoon just had some strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread OMG it was good

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  • Today I want to discuss how you can help support a friend who has been raped or sexually assaulted. I will look at how to support a confession of having been abused at a later time, however, much of the same […]

    • Well done , spicially the “don’t treat them diffrentaly” part . Thumbs up

    • I wish I had read this post years ago.

    • I was lucky enough to have one friend who knew all the right things to do when I called her for help. Its because of her that I’m alive today. And its also because of her that she’s alive today, without her example I don’t know if I would have known how to support her when she was attacked a few years later. She’s a strong woman and through our experiences we became really close friends so much so that she’s practically a part of the family and we call each other sister.

  • mandywolf posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    Writing today!

  • Come to think of it. I know a few people who are like this so I wouldn’t see anything weird in not drinking tea.

  • Time for school.

  • Nana posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    Hello to all nice sunny less humid day here

  • Nana posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    I got one house spring cleaned and done yay for me

  • misty1987 posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    It is way too hot in Kent today considering the sky is pretty cloudy at the minute.

  • Morning everyone.

  • misty1987 posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    Having a very productive day thus far. Will be on properly later today, for I fear if I sit down for too long, I wont get back up again!

  • tpace2012 wrote a new post, Welcome!, on the site randomshit 6 years, 8 months ago

    Hi everyone! My name is Tarenity and this is my website. I’m kind of new to this, so bear with me. I will write about things like hot bands, every day life, tips, experiences, asking questions to get to know any […]

  • Continuing the series on defining the different forms of abuse, I want to look at spiritual abuse next. If you have been raped, sexually assaulted, abused, or otherwise traumatized, please proceed with caution. If you find yourself unable to handle reading this, please stop and do something kind for yourself instead. Your safety is of utmost importance to me, and if that means you cannot read this article, I understand. All links are set to open in a new window/tab.
    According to Wikipedia, “Spiritual abuse is a serious form of abuse which occurs when a person in a cult-religious authority or a person with a unique spiritual practice misleads and maltreats another person in the name of a deity (god) or church or in the mystery of any spiritual concept. Spiritual abuse often refers to an abuser using spiritual or cult-religious rank in taking advantage of the victim’s spirituality (mentality and passion on spiritual matters) by putting the victim in a state of unquestioning obedience to an abusive authority. Spiritual abuse refers to the use of spiritual knowledge to deprive, torture, degrade, isolate, control, or (in rare and extreme cases) even kill others. It is used by evil-minded spiritualists, sometimes, including cult-religious leaders, to gain advantage, dominate, or exercise control over others. Being an “action of man,” in worst case scenarios, spiritual abuse can otherwise be considered a form of “spiritual terrorism.””
    According to the same article, spiritual abuse may include any of the following:

    Psychological and emotional abuse with the objective of unnatural domination and control of the victim for self-aggrandizing purposes by the perpetrator;
    Physical abuse that includes physical injury, deprivation of sustenance;
    Sexual abuse;
    Any act by deeds or words that demean, humiliate or shame the natural worth and dignity of a person as a human being;
    Submission to spiritual authority without any right to disagree; intimidation;
    Unreasonable control of a person’s basic right (personal autonomy) to make their own decisions (freewill, volition) on spiritual or natural matters;
    False accusation and repeated criticism by negatively labeling a person as disobedient, rebellious, lacking faith, demonized, apostate, enemy of the church or a deity (a god);
    Actions aimed at prevention from or interference with a person’s practice or system faith or spirituality;
    Isolationism, separation, disenfranchisement, or estrangement from family and friends outside the group due to cult-religious or spiritual affiliation and indigenous beliefs;
    Exclusivity and elitism: dismissal of outsiders’ criticism on the purported basis that the assessment, opinions, and criticism of the critic is invalid because he/she does not understand or rejects the unorthodox nuances of the belief system of the group or group guru; it is not uncommon for outside critics to be accused of being or being influenced by a demon;
    Esotericism: withholding information and giving of information only to a selected few; hidden agendas and requirements revealed to members only as they successfully advance through various stages of “spiritual enlightenment,” which in reality is unorthodox, unproven, indigenous doctrines, beliefs, and/or practices;

    Conformity to an unorthodox, unproven, or unnatural, and often spiritually or even naturally dangerous unconventional cult-religious view or worldview and practice;
    Practice of spiritualism, mysticism, and/or unproven or unorthodox doctrines and theology;

    Hostility and disenfranchisement that includes shunning, relational aggression, parental alienation or persecution;
    Apotheosis or de facto deification of the leadership: exaltation of the primary leader(s) to a God-like status in and over the group;

    Financial exploitation and enslavement of adherents with inordinate and burdensome required financial support (“donations”) to the financial needs of the group, which often includes a self-aggrandizing personal financial lifestyle of the leadership that far exceeds the median lifestyle of the group adherents.

    I am fortunate in that I do not have any personal experience with this subject. However, in my journey of healing from the abuse I have been through, I have encountered people who have been abused in this manner. It is very real, and very traumatic. And while this does not directly relate to domestic violence, I do feel it is important to acknowledge and define this form of abuse. Just about every person I have encountered who has been spiritually abused has also been abused in other ways.
    If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call your local authorities or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233). If you are not in immediate danger, but need someone to talk with or help finding your local resources, please contact me either on my Facebook page Hit Me No More or at my e-mail HitMeNoMore@gmail.com

  • I love mexican! Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, taco salad. Spicy, spicy, spicy 🙂 yum!

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