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Diana Rasmussen

Prayers and Promises seeks to provide hope, health, and healing by rebuilding lives - one hope at a time.

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Only 13 more to go to reach our goal of helping 100 women and children go out to eat!

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

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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
1 in 4 children have been exposed to family violence. Let's help them today!

What About The Children? - Prayers and Promises

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If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be? Photographers, artists, poets: show us HELP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS . This slideshow requires JavaScript. Do You Hear the Children Crying? © 2013 Diana Rasmussen Do you hear the children crying As…Read More
Thank you to all of you who have decided to pay-it-forward and help a mom and her kids enjoy a night out. Blessings and peace, Diana

Prayers and Promises - a poem from domestic violence

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I wrote this poem to share what it feels like to go to church on a Sunday morning when you are living in domestic violence. Oftentimes the abuser likes to play up how spiritual he is so he can use God’s word to justify what he does. The abuser will take the Word and twist it to batter his wife with. Seriously. Many times Pastors just give the…Read More
64 pledges and 36 more to go to reach our goal of helping 100 families in need. Add your signature today - reach out, and make a mom smile! Thank you again to all who have pledged already. This is just amazing! Blessings, Diana

Don't Make Me Cross That Line - Prayers and Promises

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Don’t Make Me Cross That Line Sometimes a girl just has to say NO.  Enough.  Nada.  My friend Penny from Vermont wrote this song and it is exactly how I feel today.  Sooooo much going on for Ms D.  My daughters wedding is in 1 week, I have a big Festival to play at on Sat, and sometimes life just has a way of hitting you back.  Not looking…Read More
We are more than half way to our goal of helping 100 women and children go out to eat. Thank you to all of those who have helped a mom and her kids in need. It may not look like much, but when you are in a shelter - it is so SPECIAL! I treasure you! This article shares that: Abused women are 70 percent more likely to have heart disease, 80…Read More

No Wonder I Felt Sick Living in Abuse - Prayers and Promises

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No Wonder I Felt Sick Living in Abuse No wonder I felt sick while living in Abuse. The effects are way more than just what happens when the Abuser acts out their anger. It is physical. And it made me sick. It is more than just emotions. I read this today and it really helped me understand. I remember that last year I was living in abuse I had…Read More
When you have finally had enough...no more, I refuse! Thank you to our 42 supporters! We are almost halfway through our campaign!

No More - I refuse! - Prayers and Promises

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No More – I refuse! 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 piercing my world screaming the chords …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

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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
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