Luke 17:3 Ministries Inc
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
For Adult Daughters of Controlling or Abusive Birth-Families

The Effects of Abuse

AND NOT ONLY SO, BUT WE GLORY IN TRIBULATIONS ALSO: KNOWING THAT TRIBULATION WORKETH PATIENCE; AND PATIENCE, EXPERIENCE; AND EXPERIENCE, HOPE: AND HOPE MAKETH NOT ASHAMED; BECAUSE THE LOVE OF GOD IS SHED ABROAD IN OUR HEARTS BY THE HOLY GHOST WHICH IS GIVEN UNTO US......Romans 5: 3-5 KJV

     These are some side- effects of long-term emotional abuse which have been experienced by us or other women we know.

Can you think of any more examples?  E-mail us your ideas and we'll include them on the list.

STRESS              

DEPRESSION   

SLEEP DISTURBANCES 

ANGER

LOW SELF-ESTEEM

ANXIETY

POOR RELATIONSHIP CHOICES

UNJUSTIFIED FEELINGS OF GUILT

INABILITY TO TRUST

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

MIGRAINES & HEADACHES

EATING DISORDERS

ALCOHOLISM

INABILITY TO CONCENTRATE

JOB PROBLEMS

LOW IMMUNITY

FREQUENT OR SERIOUS ILLNESSES

ABUSING OTHERS

INAPPROPRIATE RAGE

AVOIDANCE OF CONFLICT

FEAR OF REJECTION

EXHAUSTION

BREATHING DIFFICULTIES OR ASTHMA

ULCERS

NIGHTMARES

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

SKIN CONDITIONS

CANCER

RECURRENT STIFF NECK

BACK  PROBLEMS

AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

THYROID DISEASE

LACK OF CONFIDENCE

RESENTMENT

ACCIDENT-PRONE

FOOD CRAVINGS

ALLERGIES OR HIVES

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTIONS

HEART DISEASE

EASILY OVERWHELMED

THINNING HAIR

MENSTRUAL OR FERTILITY PROBLEMS

HEART ATTACK

DIGESTIVE UPSETS

FEARS & PHOBIAS

INSOMNIA

SHOULDER PAIN

INABILITY TO SAY NO OR GET OWN NEEDS MET

MASSIVE FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY

EXHAUSTION

HOSTILITY

OCD AND OTHER COMPULSIONS

PTSD SYMPTOMS NOT PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED: HYPERVIGILANCE, FLASHBACKS, EXAGGERATED STARTLE RESPONSE, ETC.

PREMATURE DEATH!

ACCEPTANCE OF ABUSE, BELIEVING YOU DON'T DESERVE BETTER

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The Lord specifically called Sister Renee to minister to Adult Children, not their parents, estranged siblings or friends, abusive or abused spouses, or victims of other types of abuse, although what we write here can often be meaningful for those folks as well. Because of this, our ministry and website have a narrow focus which we will not be changing. We simply can't cover everything. In addition, it is not our purpose to help you re-establish contact with someone who felt it was necessary to cut you off for the sake of their own well-being. We do not keep a list of resources for estranged parents or any other type of abuse and suggest if you are sincerely interested in making amends with an estranged relative, you do an internet search for a website or group that will be more relevant to you. If you cannot find a group or site that you can relate to, we suggest you start your own, and bless other people in your position as well as find support for your personal issues. 
For Adult Children and others as well, please understand that we cannot give you personal advice concerning your particular family relationships.  We are not therapists or lawyers, we usually do not have enough information to form an opinion, and time does not permit us to give enough thought to each person's individual situation to do it justice. If you need personal advice, we urge you to contact the appropriate professional, depending on the problem you have- your minister, therapist, attorney, police department, local domestic violence hotline, etc. In reading this site, you acknowledge that nothing you might read here qualifies as or substitutes for professional advice. Please note we cannot recommend or refer you to a counselor and we do not have a list of therapists or recovery groups in your area. The only Counselor we recommend is the Holy Ghost, and we encourage you to read the Bible and learn for yourself what the Lord says about the issues we write about.
Our articles are strictly our personal opinions and testimonies and are not intended to give or offer any advice. All who access this site do so with the understanding that we are NOT professional counselors and we strongly recommend that you discuss your individual situation with your pastor or therapist and pray for the Lord's guidance before acting on anything we write on this site. Unfortunately, the abuse we discuss is all too common, inflicted on countless victims by countless perpetrators. All names and identifying details in our articles have been changed to protect the innocent as well as the guilty. Any resemblance to a real person or persons whom you might know is strictly coincidental.