Guest Blog: Ivette Lee
Unit in Light DV Awareness Conference Guest Speaker Oct 3rd at 6:30 pm MDT
Imagine a group of friends gathered around a campfire, sharing stories and laughter. One of the friends, let's call her Sarah, began her story with a mischievous grin. "So, ladies, have you ever tried putting on the Armor of God to protect yourself from more than just spiritual battles?" The others looked puzzled, curious to know what she meant. Sarah continued, "Well, let me tell you how I discovered the power of the Armor of God in overcoming domestic abuse."
Main Points: Armor Up!
1. Recognizing the Red Flags: Wearing the Belt of Truth
In our journey to build a strong foundation, it is crucial to understand the red flags of abusive behaviors. Like the belt holds everything together, the Belt of Truth helps us stay grounded in reality and recognize the warning signs.
We can identify manipulative tactics, control issues, and emotional or physical abuse by holding onto honesty. This awareness empowers us to protect ourselves and make informed decisions.
2. Building Boundaries: Donning the Breastplate of Righteousness
As women, we tend to be nurturing and caring, often putting others' needs before ours. However, it's essential to remember that taking care of ourselves is not selfish but necessary.
We establish healthy boundaries safeguarding our emotional and physical well-being by wearing the Breastplate of Righteousness. Setting clear expectations, communicating assertively, and saying 'no' when required are powerful tools to protect ourselves from potential harm.
3. Seeking Support: Equipping with the Shield of Faith
No one should face domestic abuse alone. Just as a shield offers protection in battle, the Shield of Faith reminds us to seek support from our faith community, friends, family, or professional organizations.
Together, we can find the strength and courage to break free from an abusive relationship. By leaning on our faith and the support network, we can embark on a journey toward healing, safety, and empowerment.
To wrap up our discussion, let's remember Sarah's story and the lessons we've explored. By applying the principles of putting on the Armor of God, we can equip ourselves with a solid foundation to recognize red flags, set boundaries, and seek support when facing domestic abuse. Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Together, we can create a world where all women feel safe, confident, and empowered.
So, the next time you're feeling down, just remember to put on that invisible Armor of God and let it shield you against any spiritual and spiritual adversity. Stay strong, my friends, and continue to support one another with love and kindness.
PLEASE JOIN Ivette Lee and myself on Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm for her Unite in Light DV Awareness Conference.
Ivette Lee is a Published Author with Author Academy Elite or AAE. She is a Special Needs Advocate, Consultant, and mother of two children. Ms. Lee has a degree in teaching and training in marriage and family therapy counseling from Fresno State University. Ms. Lee has a passion for human behavior and seeks to help others to have a positive outlook in life no matter their struggle.
Her first published work on serial crime precedes decades of research in the life of serial killers. Ms. Lee has been corresponding and analyzing the serial killer's mind and acts of crime to find the answer we have all asked: are serial killers born or bred?
The Satan Model: Exposing the Link Between Serial Killers and Satan explains this long over-due cause of evil. In 2020, Ms. Lee received recognition as one of the top ten finalists of the Author Academy Awards (AAE) for her literary merit and publishing excellence. Ms. Lee has plans to venture into different genres and will be writing and completing the second edition of The Satan Model in 2024.