Domestic Violence Awareness

Oct. 18, 2021

Say you're talking to your significant other, and you express how you feel; and they basically tell you that you are wrong, or misunderstood what they were saying.

What follows can set the basic tone for your relationship, almost - do you just laugh it off, and say you were just being paranoid; or do you end up in a near-fight trying to get your point across?

Then, they say those words, "What is the big deal??!"

Before you do just blow it off, I encourage you to take a second, and ask yourself, "Why DOES it matter? Is it something I NEED to investigate, further; or CAN I let it go?"

Even if it IS a fleeting feeling; your feelings ARE valid. I know I used to let a lot more go than I should have; and overreacted on other things. Now, I have learned to "pick my battles".

Remember, it's also okay to "shelve" the processing until another time - which takes practice, not to react in the moment.

Keep in mind, that life IS a process, and it can be frustrating, at times; but your feelings ARE valid. If you continuously defer to your s.o.'s feelings, this may be something you need to investigate, further.

Maybe you need to figure out what "matters" - is it you?

Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE ***www.ozerministriesinc.com*** #EtSoV #beaware #listen #ibelieveyou #doyouhear

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this post, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, and it just "clicks"?

*I share a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month, and I would love the opportunity to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - beamererin@yahoo.com; or through Ozer, at the website or email, ozerministries@att.net. 

Oct. 18, 2021

There is still time to enter this week's Rapid Response Scavenger Hunt! Deadline for entries is Thursday, October 21st at midnight!!!

Oct. 15, 2021

To enter - Week 3

dvscavengerhunt@yahoo.com 

Oct. 11, 2021

Wikipedia says:
"Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a [person or] thing, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as:
- physical or verbal maltreatment
- injury
- assault
- violation
- rape
- unjust practices
- crimes
- or other types of aggression."

It can be the use of manipulation to control another person, physically, mentally, or emotionally.

Many times, it is a generational continuation - it just blends seamlessly into the lives of people raised in it.

While abuse CAN be in the eye of the beholder, these are just SOME of what defines abuse. As I have said, there are as many forms, as there are people - thereby establishing that there really is no EXACT definition of abuse.

But, it also establishes that NOBODY DESERVES to be abused...

Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE ***www.ozerministriesinc.com*** #EtSoV #beaware #listen #ibelieveyou #doyouhear

*October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this post, no matter what month it is, to help get the word out. The Victim has to make the choice - but, "What If..." they read something you sent them, and it just "clicks"?

*I share a "What If..." post on the first Monday, of every month, and I would love the opportunity to share YOUR "what ifs". Please send your "What If..." ideas to Connie J... - beamererin@yahoo.com; or through Ozer, at the website or email, ozerministries@att.net. 

Oct. 11, 2021

The winner for the first week of the Rapid Response Scavenger Hunt is Rachael Barton. Rachel chose to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Pictured is her daughter Faith Barton with her virtual gift card!

There is still time to enter Week # 2. Clues can be found on the events page and also the Ozer Ministries Facebook Page!  Good Luck!!!