• Are you or your children currently in physical danger?  If so, where can you find temporary refuge… family, church, friends?
    • Do you feel trapped and helpless? Be assured that God sees you and that His love for you is beyond measure.
    • Does your spouse keep tight control over your friendships, work relationships, and others?
    • Have you seen a progression in your spouse’s behavior moving from controlling behavior to physical actions?
    • Is your spouse jealous of how and where you spend your time?
    • Has your spouse destroyed personal property in anger?
    • Do you find yourself making excuses for your spouse’s behavior?
    • Are there times when you tell yourself that your spouse’s abusive behavior is really your fault?
    • Do you find yourself going to great lengths to keep your spouse’s anger from escalating?
    • Does he use cruel humor or insults to belittle you in public?
    • After he expresses sorrow, does he show lasting change, or does the cycle begin again?