Donna has spent much of her adult life writing something for someone. Therefore it seemed logical to combine her writing experience with her love for people, Jesus Christ and His Word. As the Sacramento Evangelical Examiner, her works include dozens of online articles. As an indie author, Donna's books include the non-fiction e-book series entitled, "Gripped for Glory." This series contains biblical biographies of individuals who transformed their world by simply sharing their stories of His glory. Through the aide of Personal Application questions, each of these short works encourages public evangelism making this series a great resource for small group bible studies. Several more biblical biographies are planned for this series. By far, Donna's favorite books are found in her Christian fiction/fantasy series entitled, "Divine Commissions." Filled with exciting real-to-life adventures of ordinary people, epic struggles between angels and demons, good and evil, and right and wrong, this collection chronicles the stories of Eli and Jasmine, servants of the Most High God, as they intervene in the affairs of mankind to save souls. Volume III, "The Power of a Legacy," was the first in this series. Volume IV, "Messiah's Message," was next. Volume II, "Stone of Truth" was released in January, 2015. Donna also posts regular articles to her personal blog, http://grippedforglory.blogspot.com. Containing thought-provoking articles examining a broad range of human experiences through the lens of Biblical truth, Donna encourages Christians to turn their painful past into testimonies for God's glory. When she is not pounding the keys, Donna loves hanging out with the grand-kids, patio gardening, walking, praying, serving the saints and watching old movies.
Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationshipsby Donna J. Farris
It is very difficult for someone who has not experienced the terror of an abusive relationship to comprehend such a life. Those on the outside listen to the horror stories of emergency room visits, terrifying ordeals in the middle of the night, and frightened children forced to witness the violence. And sooner or later, one of the most commonly asked questions is
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It is very difficult for someone who has not experienced the terror of an abusive relationship to comprehend such a life. Those on the outside listen to the horror stories of emergency room visits, terrifying ordeals in the middle of the night, and frightened children forced to witness the violence. And sooner or later, one of the most commonly asked questions is verbalized. "If things are so bad, why don't you just leave?"
Has that question ever crossed your mind? You may have a friend or family member who has finally mustered the courage to tell you physical violence has been an ongoing reality in her marriage. She tries to communicate her fears of further injury, her concerns for the safety of the children, and her anxieties about leaving. You pray with her, counsel her to seek safety, and do your best to provide resources to assist. Yet you encounter a puzzling and continual hesitation. What's going on?
"Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships" was written to answer such questions. Contained within its pages are some of the typical reasons women are so reluctant to leave an abusive relationship. While by no means an exhaustive list, the book does provide those on the outside with a glimpse into the world of relationship violence. And by understanding the complexities of the struggles battered women face, readers will be better equipped to offer insightful, compassionate, and effective counsel and intercession.
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Examples of real families would have been more powerful!!
Puts perspective on leaving abusive relationships, particularly marriages and does it in a short ebook that is still clear and thorough enough for its purpose. Raising awareness is the first step to ending this little understood and under recognized crime.