Unable to Recognize Abuse?


There are six barriers that a person constructs internally that thwart the personal accurate recognition of abuse, either in the moment or over time.  Other names for these barriers might be, blocking mechanisms, defensive behaviors, trauma responses and reality rejection.  In this blog, I want to identify and describe these, but first I would like to make a spiritual observation about them in general.

In a perfect world, there would be no abuse.  Such a world existed at the time of creation and God said this about it in His word:

Gen 1:31 – And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

At this point evil had not entered the world.  But as soon as the man and woman ate the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, malevolence became part of…

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