I was asked by my sister Rev. Tiffani Green, to share a small piece of my story for an upcoming project. With her permission, I am sharing this in the hopes that it reaches someone. By no means is this all of my story. I cut a lot out due to time restraints. Bottom line is, if You are in an abusive relationship, get help! My father never laid a hand on me, but the psychological abuse he initiated and my sons father corroborated, has ruined me. The emotional abuse I went through has destroyed my ability to have a stable relationship and has nullified any faith that I have in men….in people in general. Every man I date, in my mind, is a potential abuser. Don’t yell at me, don’t chastise me, do not ever raise your hand to me. I’m on constant defense because all I’ve ever known is to fight. I ruin all relationships I have because I don’t trust people. And it all stems from my childhood. I am a damaged soul but God only gives the hardest battle to the strongest warriors. If it wasn’t for my faith in God, I would have been dead long ago. Im not a victim but a vessel and I have forgiven both of them long ago. However, the damage is done. No this isn’t a pity party, and I’m not looking for sympathy or “likes”. Im allowing my vulnerability to save someone else.
This snippet of my tragedy is nothing in comparison to what my mom and countless other women (and Men!) have been through. Not all of us are lucky enough to make it out alive.
AT THE CROSSROADS PERFORMANCE MINISTRY is a family based non-profit organization. Rev. Theresa Green (founder, survivor and Domestic Violence Counselor) ; children Chandrika Green, Rev. Tiffani Green and Harold Green (deceased) provide workshops, seminars and counseling through music, drama, comedy and Scripture. If you or someone you know is being abused, please get help!! if you are in immediate danger call 911. NATIONAL HOTLINE 1-800-799-SAFE
Deuteronomy 30:19 “today I have given you the choice between life and death…choose life”