For many of us, Christmas comes with hope, love, and promise…
We anticipate good food, the love of family in our home, gifts we will exchange with others, and (each in our own way) we express thankfulness to the Lord for all that we have and for all He has done for us.
Christians all over the world, remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Unfortunately, some people among us do not have hopes and dreams for a happy and peaceful Christmas holiday. They may be suffering, even within their own home, because they are stuck with an intimate partner who is violent or aggressive toward them.
Statistics tell us the magnitude of this problem!
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 10 million adults in the United States experience domestic violence annually. Look around at your friends, neighbors, loved ones… Could they be quietly suffering? 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 10 men do experience some type of domestic violence. That is alarming!
Are you now experiencing a domestic violence situation? There are resources available:
- If it’s an emergency, dial 911
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1 800 799 7233 (safe)
You may wonder if I know anything about domestic violence, and I can assure you that I do.
I also have testimony with a message of hope and healing to share with you.
Much of my life has been spent in abuse: Child abuse, Domestic Violence, and the abuse by Toxic People.
I am grateful that I survived life-threatening experiences. As I traveled my journey, I came to realize that through my most terrible dark moments, there was ultimately light.
I’m motivated to share, to bring you encouragement.
Although there were times when I felt very alone, I was not. The Lord was with me. How do I know? I’m alive; I survived to tell it. God wants to be there for you!
It was because of what I learned through the hard times that I was enabled to give you the Recipe for Overcoming – and it can be applied to any challenge in life!
Recipe to Overcome!
We discuss this – and the 5 ingredients – in depth in my latest release,
“A New Song Rises Up!”
The first ingredient is to Turn to God!
This is my testimony:I was close to death, in the pit of despair. But God heard my desperate cry. Now within me, I have a new song to sing… that of Praise to Almighty God (please read Psalm 40:1-3).
If He scooped me up, He is willing and well able to do it for you! Turn to God!
What I want for every person is positive, redemptive change! Regardless of the situation you may be experiencing, there is every reason for hope, for healing, and for a good future. My desire is for you to discover your secret for inner peace and joy.
For all of you, I wish you to give your love and share the hope that’s within you… and have a
Carin Jayne Casey
Author. Speaker. Podcaster. Advocate. Ambassador.
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