Spirit of Abuse

This poem captures the spirit of abuse and how it replicates until it is stopped.

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Poem written and narrated by Kathy Matthes. ©2023 by Kathy Matthes.
Music by Richard Harvey and Bill Connor. House of Secrets. Courtesy of West One Music
Woman in despair in the dark by Evgenyatamanenko. Dreamstime license #ID 62678664.

"But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth" (Colossians 3:8 NASB).


Physically and Emotionally Abusive Relationships: The Signs and Effects on Mental Health.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Statistics

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Domestic Violence Organizations in California

Prevent Child Abuse America

Center for the Prevention of Abuse - Crisis Hotline   1-800-559-7233.