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First Steps

These posts focus on what abuse is, why change is worth it, and how to get started on your journey.

Questions answered:
  • Am I really abusive?
  • Can I save my relationship/family?
  • How much trouble am I in right now?
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Problem Areas

Here we talk about how to handle difficult situations and how to stop specific behaviors that harm relationships.

Questions answered:
  • How do I stop doing _____?
  • How can I handle difficult situations better?
  • What do I do when my partner _____?
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Think Differently

Changing behavior often comes down to our ability to think about circumstances differently. That’s what this category covers.

Questions answered:
  • How can I “make different choices”?
  • What beliefs are driving my actions?
  • How can I respond rather than react?

Root Causes

Taking a deeper dive into what drives bad behavior helps us learn how to heal and change from the inside out.

Questions answered:
  • Why am I like this?
  • What’s driving my behavior?
  • How do I make change permanent?
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Relationship Skills

Relationships are hard. These posts center on ways to make yours close and loving and keep it that way.

Questions answered:
  • How can I improve my relationship?
  • How can I reduce conflict?
  • What role does boundaries play?
Online Groups

Communication Skills

Communication can be difficult and none of us ever master it, but this category can help you get better.

Questions answered:
  • How can I get my partner to listen?
  • Why do certain subjects lead to conflict?
  • How can I express myself better?
Online Groups

The Change Journey

Posts in this topic explain milestones and challenges in your change journey, including how to know when you’re ready for a relationship.

Questions answered:
  • What is the process of changing?
  • How do I know I’m better?
  • Am I safe to be in a relationship?
Faith-based domestic violence resources

Resources and Reviews

Wondering what other resources can help you on your journey? Here are recommendations for some of the most useful ones.

Questions answered:
  • What other resources are out there?
  • How can I get the most from counseling?
  • Are there books I should read?
Faith-based domestic violence resources

Domestic Violence and Us

Blog posts covering more about the causes and cures for domestic violence and the Ananias Foundation’s approach. 

Questions answered:
  • Why haven’t we stopped domestic violence?
  • Where’s the help for those who cause harm?
  • What is the Ananias Foundation’s approach?

Most Recent Posts

Why Did He Write That? A Review of Lundy Bancroft’s Book, Why Does He Do That?

The book Why Does He Do That? promises an inside look into the minds of abusive men, but it badly misses the truth.

Gentleness: Words Matter, But So Does How We Say Them

Gentleness is being patient, kind, and respectful in our interactions with others, creating more trust and stronger relationships with them.

Accepting Mistakes Reduces Their Power

Accepting mistakes and flaws takes away much of their power to push our buttons. When we’re reminded of things we’ve done wrong, we’ll feel less of a need to react to them.

Perfectionism: When Trying to be Perfect Hurts Us and Others

Perfectionism can be a good if it motivate us to do our best and achieve our goals. However, it can also have some negative effects on us, our relationships, and the people around us.

Poverty and Domestic Violence: Being Poor Does Not Mean We Can’t Change

Poverty and domestic violence are linked because the lack of money limits the ability to get help. The situation is not hopeless, however.