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In this chat Elise emphasizes the importance of moral courage in responding to violence, how to pray for protection if one is fearful, and how to claim one's divine right to be free from abuse and from any history of having been abused. She says firmly, "God's authority prevails over evil influences." She also makes the point that both men and women can be protected through prayer.
Elise addresses questions about why women are thought of as susceptible to violence, how to overcome the effects of domestic abuse, the sexual abuse of young girls, and rape. She also offers helpful thoughts for families where women have been murdered as a result of domestic violence. She describes her own experience of being protected from rape, and she offers practical spiritual advice about how to deal with feelings of guilt and shame when one has been abused.
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