Altitude in Prayer

Altitude in Prayer

Imagine a fiction of a nation on a mission to uncover some secrets in a dungeon. This mission is expected to take years of effort to be accomplished. Periodically new officers are recruited to replace the fallen or substitute the injured ones. Upon their recruitment, the chief commandant of the mission has a complete profile of all intakes. The profiles, which are constantly updated, including but not limited to the bio-data, psychological make-up, strength and weakness, history, background and every other information we can think of a human being. These pieces of information enable the mission’s board to pre-determine the potential needs of each officer throughout their stay in mission camp. Provision is readily made available according to the need of individual soldiers. Based on these profiles, precise predictions can be made of when and how an officer’s needs should be fulfilled. The profiles can also help predict the potential cravings of each member - while the provision is available for such, the commandant determines what part of the officers’ cravings will be made available after considering the pros and cons of life on camp.
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Bridging the gap - Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Bridging the gap - Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

“In situations of captivity the perpetrator becomes the most powerful person in the life of the victim, and the psychology of the victim is shaped by the actions and beliefs of the perpetrator.” 
Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
I have been asked several times why a man will raise his hand and beat his wife; I have asked myself that question too, and I would usually say I don’t understand why on earth a man would raise his hand to beat his wife. I mean, really beat his wife, oh. I just don’t understand it. The man is just a mean wicked bully would be a judgemental response. But alas, 
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