Remember the childhood saying: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me? What a lie! Words wound. Yet finding effective ways to stop abuse has challenged people for centuries. Reasonable-sounding strategies saying “give up and give in... pursue peace at any price” usually backfires and makes the problem worse. Notice that Jesus did not model for us “peace at any price.” When compared to physical abuse, the impact of verbal and emotional abuse is minimized. However, the unseen harm of verbal and emotional abuse is typically longer lasting than the visible harm of physical abuse. Abuse of any kind strikes at the very core of who we are: crushing our confidence and wearing away our sense of worth.
Join June for her new Bible study to experience biblical hope and practical help with steps that really work! The Bible says: “The words of the reckless pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18)
June is Founder and CSO (Chief Servant Officer) of HOPE FOR THE HEART. She is an author, teacher, singer, and one of the world’s leading counselors. Her two radio programs, HOPE FOR THE HEART and the call-in counseling program HOPE IN THE NIGHT, offer God’s truth for today’s problems to change minds, hearts, and lives.
Materials: Understanding Verbal & Emotional Abuse Bible Study - $10