It Doesn't Start with a Punch: My Journey through an Abusive Teen Dating Relationship (Paperback)

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An intimate, practical guide to helping adolescents avoid or escape abusive dating relationships, including steps toward recovery, healing, and forgiveness

Childhood and adolescence are full of firsts:
First steps.
First day of kindergarten.
First recital or sporting event.
First date.

We cherish these milestones, but unexpected, subtle influences can throw life off course instead of allowing children to grow in healthy, fulfilling ways.

In It Doesn't Start with a Punch, abuse survivor and thriver Dee Dee Said shows how easily adolescents can become involved in an abusive relationship. Offering readers an intimate lens into her first dating relationship, which soon became abusive, Dee Dee explores how abuse can start subtly and grow, imparting deep wounds with long-lasting effects.

Journey with this survivor as she shares her experiences with emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, revealing why she stayed in the relationship, how she found the courage and strength to leave it, and how God's redeeming love healed her wounds.

This book will help parents, abuse victims, and anyone who cares for teens learn:
  • The protective factors that shield youth from becoming involved with an abuser
  • How popular songs, movies, and TV shows can have unhealthy influences on adolescent relationships
  • The signs of an unhealthy romantic relationship and the many reasons teenagers may stay in one, from wanting a dating relationship to the misguided belief that their abusers are going to change
  • How to help tweens or teenagers avoid or get out of an unhealthy or abusive relationship
  • How survivors can heal, ultimately finding a healthy, new normal

Product Details
ISBN: 9798986695709
Publisher: Building Strong Foundations, LLC
Publication Date: August 29th, 2022
Pages: 292
Language: English