always stand up to abuse

"Stand Up to Abuse" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward A friend wanted to use this cartoon that originally appeared in black and white, but he wanted it in color. So I worked on it last night and came up with this. He likes it. We're moving ahead. I hope you like it too. So... standing up to abuse. Don't let anyone get away with abuse. Including spiritual abuse. 1. First, you have to recognize it for what it is. Be honest. Is it abuse? 2. Then you have to admit it. It might be hard to believe, but it's abuse! It really is. 3. Finally you have to stand up to it. Don't let it happen to you. Don't let it happen to others. If you can, as soon as you can, walk away. Help others walk away. Often, it's complicated. But when you get right down to it, it is fairly simple. If you're being abused or you see someone being abused, correct it. Please. I know it's risky and scary. Chances are their reasoning will confuse you and make you question yourself." The chances are that bullies will turn on you. Chances are they'll get away with it and continue their bad behavior. Take the analogy of a physical fight: whenever I have tried to break up a fight... and I've tried to do it a lot!... I always get hurt in the process. Always. Doesn't matter. Stand up to it anyway. That's what I try to do. That's what so many others do. Many of us at The Lasting Supper are survivors. Come join us. Like this cartoon? Get a print of it HERE.
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