Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Hello everyone, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Its hard to believe this year is already gone, my how time passes by. This has been an awesome year for me, not many people can say they are a published author. I give God all the glory because I couldn't have done it without him. I do want to tell everyone who had a part in helping to get my book published thank you. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. To the new people I've met this year through book-signings etc. I hope you'll keep up with me and visit my site from time to time and feel free to leave comments or ask questions if you've read my book. I know there are alot of you who are going through lots of pain right and believe me I know about pain. I also know the pain healer, Jesus Christ. If you've never met him, you're missing out on one of the greatest blessings in life. He is our only source of strength and there is nothing he can not and will not help us through if we'll only ask and believe. I pray that those of you who have read my book so far were blessed and more importantly that you were helped or able to help someone else. God doesn't bring us through tough situations for no reason, he brings us through so we can help others. I am here if anyone ever needs to talk, or you just need someone to listen. God bless each and everyone of you and don't forget. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!!!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Hello friends and family. I wanted to share some of what I'm feeling tonight. I had a book-signing today at Car Wash West In West Monroe. It was great, and I am so blessed to have so many friends and family who love me and support me. I am really missing my little boy tonight, I guess the fact that I've spent so much time lately doing interviews, and talking about my book and telling people that its my story of my abusive relationship that led to the death of my son, that it all just hit me again. I had a 6 year old son who I loved more than life itself and I let a man walk into my life and abuse us to the point that I couldn't get out therefore letting him take him away from me for good. I miss him so much and it just kills me to think about these poor kids that are living in these situations. All they want is somebody to love them and take care of them and they can't help the decisions that their parents make, but they are the ones that suffer for it. Its been almost 20 years since my sons death and its just as real to me today as it was then. I don't how many people have visited my blog and don't know how many people will, I just want every person out there, man, woman, teenager, young adult, no matter who you are to realize that we live our lives by the choices we make and good or bad you are going to have consequences of those mistakes. You not only hurt yourself, your hurt your parents, your family, your children, and all of those who love you. It so easy to go along with the crowd, and so hard to do whats right when temptation comes our way, but Oh the joy we will have in knowing that we made a good choice and we reaped blessings instead of cursings as the bible says in Deut. 28. Please think about what you're choices before you make them and if they don't line up with Gods word, STOP, TURN, and live the life that God abundantly gives us to live.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Hello everyone, God is really doing some wonderful things in my life right now. I had an awesome interview with Rick Godley this morning on The Hill, 100.9. He made it so easy to share my story and well he just helped me to feel comfortable. You know thats not easy to do when you're on national radio or TV for that matter. I do feel like the interview went well, and I pray that some ladies were not only enlightened but able to make some decisions as well. I'll be doing a book-signing at the Cafe Expresso/Car Wash West in the morning. Hoping to see how many people come that heard the interview. I know abuse is not something people enjoy talking about, and I certainly don't want to bring up bad memories but the issue is very serious and widespread and does need to be addressed. So many women don't know what to look for in a potential abuser, and teenagers are facing the same thing. The more we educate people, the more we can help to keep it from happening. So far not many people as far as I know have visited my website, or my blog. I do apologize for not posting more than I have, I've just been very busy. I promise I will try to do better. I will be posting a copy of my interview with Rick as soon as I get in my email. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know you stopped by. God bless.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Hello Welcome to Yvonne's blog. If you've come here through my website then you already know about my book. Its called A Time To Heal The Struggles Of A Battered Woman. Every 9 seconds in the United States a woman is being abused, and 1 in 5 teenage girls who say they have been in a relationship, said a boyfriend threatened violence or self harm if presented with a breakup. Abuse is or rather seems to be a never ending cycle and it comes in many forms. Just because someone is not beating you doesn't mean they are not abusing you. Verbal, mental, and emotional abuse is just as harmful and sometimes more harmful than physical abuse. You can put medicine on a physical wound, but only God can heal the hurt of words spoken in anger. You also have sexual abuse, all of which can bring devastating results if a woman continues to remain in that situation for a long period of time.
So many people who have never been abused often wonder why women stay in a relationship such as this. I mean why in the world would anybody stay with someone who is beating them all the time or treating them like they are the scum of the earth. It seems that it should be so easy just to walk out and forget you never met this person. In reality its not that easy at all. When I was a teenager I was watching a show on TV and the show was about a woman who was being abused. I made the statement that there's no way that I would ever sit there and let a man beat me like that. The fact is until you've walked in someone else's shoes you don't know for sure how you would act. If you have read my book then you know that is just what happened to me. If you haven't then I encourage you to get a copy especially if you have been abused or know someone who is being abused. If you happen to come to my blog without going to my website then you can go to my website to purchase my book. yvonnejonesbooks.com. I'm just getting started with this blog and will add more as I have time. I invite anyone who would like to share your story with me or just need to talk about something you are going through yourself to do so. I believe God allows us to go through things so we can help others who are going through similar situations. Our choices get us into big trouble sometimes, but God always takes those bad situations and turns them around for our good and to help someone else.