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Growing Up With a Violent Mother

Growing Up With a Violent Mother

By Brian F. Martin

The GUILT and shame we carry after experiencing adversities in childhood can have numerous layers. To help you begin to unravel those layers, I want to share with you the inspirational story of British actor Martin

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The Chilling 911 Call You Won’t Hear During the Super Bowl February 1, 2015 By Brian F. Martin

The Chilling 911 Call You Won’t Hear During the Super Bowl February 1, 2015 By Brian F. Martin

By CDV

From Brian F. Martin BLOG (http://brianfmartin.com/2015/02/01/the-chilling-911-call-you-wont-hear-during-the-super-bowl

A friend who works with me at www.cdv.org texted me the link to a domestic violence ad that will run during the Super Bowl and said, “watch this.” I did.

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This Holiday, Give the Gift of a New Beginning to Someone Who Grew Up with Childhood Domestic Violence

This Holiday, Give the Gift of a New Beginning to Someone Who Grew Up with Childhood Domestic Violence

By CDV

Did you grow up living with domestic violence or care about someone who did? This holiday season, consider giving the gift of a new beginning to someone who grew up living with domestic violence.

The book INVINCIBLE: The

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I Experienced Childhood Domestic Violence, CDV and Went From Feeling Guilty to Free

I Experienced Childhood Domestic Violence, CDV  and Went From Feeling Guilty to Free

Children think emotionally, not rationally. When you were exposed to domestic violence as a child, your brain drew the wrong conclusions: “I couldn’t stop it, but I should have.” “I was there, so it must have been my fault. It

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Savior One Night, Target the Next – Growing Up With Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Savior One Night, Target the Next – Growing Up With Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

According to research, if you grow up living with domestic violence, there is a 50% chance you also experienced physical child abuse.

How confusing it is to one night be a savior, in that you may try to stop the

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Resiliency after Childhood Domestic Violence – Make It Count

Resiliency after Childhood Domestic Violence – Make It Count

Growing up with childhood domestic violence teaches us to believe a set of LIES about ourselves. These lies tell us we’re worthless, fearful, angry, alone, guilty, sad, hopeless, resentful, unattractive, and unloved. Though it isn’t difficult to understand what prompted

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Unlearn the Resentment LIE Learned as a Child of Domestic Violence – Get Closer to Your True Potential!

Unlearn the Resentment LIE Learned as a Child of Domestic Violence – Get Closer to Your True Potential!

“Resentment is the poison you drink hoping to hurt your enemy.” –Nelson Mandela

Holding on to the injustice done to you as a child can cause you even more pain today, as resentment leads to emotional paralyzing. Remember, forgiving is

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Can Children of Domestic Violence Hope for Healthy, Loving Relationships as Adults?

Can Children of Domestic Violence Hope for Healthy, Loving Relationships as Adults?

The answer is absolutely!

Growing up in a home with domestic violence, one’s perception of a healthy, functional relationship becomes greatly skewed. Instead of seeing adults who are loving towards one another, respect each other’s needs and boundaries, and work

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5 million children are impacted in the US by Childhood Domestic Violence. Yet, why is nobody talking about?

5 million children are impacted in the US by Childhood Domestic Violence. Yet, why is nobody talking about?

5 million children in the US alone grow up living in homes with violence every year. 5 million children all have something in common that defines their lives for years to come – they’re children of domestic violence.

How is

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10 Startling Statistics about Children of Domestic Violence

10 Startling Statistics about Children of Domestic Violence

Behind every statistic that relates to current and former children of domestic violence are real children and adults struggling to survive and cope with these scenarios as part of their daily existence.

After you read these statistics, take the time

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