Diana Rasmussen
Diana Rasmussen Campaign leader

The NO MORE PSA campaign was spearheaded by the Joyful Heart Foundation, one of the many championing organizations behind the creation of…Read More

As a previous victim of Domestic Violence, I had to retrain my brain. The Abuser had become my "god"...

3 Ways to Stop Worshipping the Abuser - Prayers and Promises

Prayers and Promises
I remember a story my mom always used to tell me.  She said,” Diana, how do you boil a frog?” I said, ” I don’t know.” She said, “A little at a time.” You see when we put the frog in the water it was cold water. It wasn’t hot, no reason to jump out.  That’s what an abusive relationship starts out as – a cold pot of water. Then, after a time, the…Read More

Thank you to all those who have pledged to make a difference. Just a simple gift card to a person in need will brighten their day. When we…Read More

No More - I refuse! - Prayers and Promises

Prayers and Promises
No More – I refuse! by Diana Rasmussen · October 21, 2013 NO MORE ©2013 Diana Rasmussen   Your love is hating All controlling suffocating asphyxiating My heart is aching tired of waiting You’re smothering It’s strangulating   No more, No More I refuse No more, No more I refuse   You throw words like swords …Read More

When the abuser won't honor your "NO"

10 Things to Do When an Abuser Ignores Your NO - Prayers and Promises

Prayers and Promises
I have recently been reminded of the fear that returns when you are being stalked.  This is part of my story that I haven’t shared yet.  After separating from an Abuser it is the most dangerous time for a woman who has been in an abusive relationship.  And once we leave, the stalking begins. What is stalking you ask?   Being hunted down with…Read More

Smothered by control, A tormented soul Trapped in his castle...

Castle of Fear - Prayers and Promises

Prayers and Promises
Castle of Fear by Diana Rasmussen · November 21, 2013 Castle of Fear – that’s where you live when you live with an Abuser. Looks pretty from the outside – but there is a dungeon on the inside – with chains, gates, and bars. And you are Rapunzel – trapped inside. Share the story of a time you felt unsafe. Photographers, artists, poets:…Read More
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