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Spirituality is the way we view the relationships we have with ourselves, other people, situations in our lives, and with God. We all have a spirituality, but it can change and develop over time. Our view of ourselves, other and God grow and develop from childhood to adulthood and often after a crisis. Intimate partner violence breaks tender relationships and can turn us away from ourselves, our relationship with others and with God. Some people think they'll never trust another person. Hearing the abusive criticisms again and again until one doubts herself.

Am I crazy like he says I am? Am I such an awful person? He calls me "stupid" and "incompetent".


If you need to help, find professional assistance by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233. Chat with a NDVH service provider and find the domestic violence services nearest you.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Excerpt from booklet, You Are Not Alone, God Is With You available from ACDVO, email


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