Shepiphany, Inc.

Shepiphany, Inc. Domestic Abuse and Divorce Recovery through Coaching, Mentoring, Counseling and Resources. Terri Lynn von Wood is an Ordained Minister, Certified Christian Life Coach and Counselor in the Manatee-Sarasota, Florida area who helps many achieve their pursuit of wholeness.

Working from the belief that God has created each of us with a purpose, plan and path of perfection for our lives, she provides coaching, counseling and resources to help women in crisis. Minister von Wood wishes a life filled with freedom, peace, love and happiness for her daughters and all women.

06/27/2020

To anyone in a toxic relationship...especially when you know the Bible. Don't get stuck on one verse like: "Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer" and consequently think you have to stay. God loves you much more than that!...via Dr. Henry Cloud:

"Hope is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. With hope, we can endure almost anything, and certainly more than if we lose it or don't have it to begin with. In short, hope keeps us going. And that is the problem.

Hope is designed to give us more time, so that whatever we are hoping for can come to pass. But because that is what hope does for us - buys more time and spends it - it sometimes creates problems if we are not in touch with reality. In that case, it is hope that keeps us going down the road that has no realistic chance of being the right road or making what we want come to pass. In a false reality, hope is the worst quality you can have.

If you’re in a relationship or a marriage with someone who displays unsafe habits, and you hope for them to change, what reason do you have for that? If you are considering going back to anything that did not work before, look at three categories of possible change and ask yourself these questions.

1. Am I different in some way that would make this work? If you are going back to a job, person, relationship, town, or whatever, there must be something different in you if you want to make something work that didn’t work before.

2. Is the other person different in some way that would make this work? Forgive people freely for the past. But in order to trust them for the future, you need to see tangible changes.

3. Is the situation fundamentally different in some way that would make this work? There must be some real change in the situation that would make it work.

Here’s the bottom line: It’s time to take a close look at reality. You know what the relationship or situation was before, so if you do not want what you left, make sure you are going back to something different – either in you, the other person or people, or the situation. Otherwise, you are doing the same thing expecting different results ... and that is the pattern you want to change."

It's always brave to speak the truth:  "I don't want to hear about how much they support law enforcement," Acevedo said....
12/11/2019
Houston police chief criticizes McConnell and Senate Republicans over guns: 'Whose side are you on?'

It's always brave to speak the truth: "I don't want to hear about how much they support law enforcement," Acevedo said. "I don't want to hear about how much they care about lives and the sanctity of lives yet, we all know in law enforcement that one of the biggest reasons that the Senate and Mitch McConnell and (Texas Sens.) John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and others are not getting into a room and having a conference committee with the House and getting the Violence Against Women's Act (passed) is because the NRA doesn't like the fact that we want to take firearms out of the hands of boyfriends that abuse their girlfriends. And who killed our sergeant? A boyfriend abusing his girlfriend. So you're either here for women and children and our daughters and our sisters and our aunts, or you're here for the (National Rifle Association)."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/09/politics/houston-police-chief-senate-republicans-gun-violence-vawa/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1dMnQiIHWFm4lYvuXg_abyFhsSU1_R5uGlaOWBSKfZKMtzAk9d0Zeb8Yc

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican lawmakers for not reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and taking action against gun violence, asking them in emotional remarks to choose between the nation's foremost gun lobby and "the c...

Told God I wouldn’t speak in front of a live audience.  Writing—yes.  Radio—yes.  One-to-one advocacy, counseling, coach...
10/03/2019

Told God I wouldn’t speak in front of a live audience. Writing—yes. Radio—yes. One-to-one advocacy, counseling, coaching—yes. But, speaking...No! Long story short—that happened Saturday, September 28th in Miami! Reached out over a year ago to a woman, Shanda Roberts, who heads a non-profit domestic violence advocacy group in Miami, Pain 2 Purpose, Inc. I told her that although I have to work full-time and I just do this work on a limited basis as a ministry, I admire what she does. Her passion and work is on the level I hope to have time for one day when I retire. I told her I would love to come and see her at one of her events in the future and to let me know of any upcoming events because I was close enough to drive and I would attend. I never imagined that conversation would lead to me speaking at one of her events. But, it did. I spoke to a room full of strangers and I didn’t die lol so this is something I will be able to add to what I do and I’m thankful she trusted me with this opportunity. I believe it touched her audience to hear women from all walks of life who had suffered various levels of DV (being hit, pushed, strangled, stabbed, and shot,) yet were there with strength and love for each other. It was a beautiful event and something I was honored to be part of! 💕💕

I will be sharing my story at this sold out event in Miami tomorrow. So proud to be part  of  what Shanda Roberts  and P...
09/28/2019

I will be sharing my story at this sold out event in Miami tomorrow. So proud to be part of what Shanda Roberts and Pain 2 Purpose does to end Domestic Violence!

Meet our survivors!! They will be sharing their stories of survival at our "I Am Victorious" Survivor's Ball!
Come out and honor these survivors of domestic violence!
✔Sponsorship Available
✔Businesses you can advertise your services at our event!
✔Vendor spots available!
Contact us at 305-791-3417 or [email protected]
Tickets can be purchased via http://phiwife76.wixsite.com/pain2purpose76/events-1/i-am-victorious-survivors-ball

Pain 2 Purpose, Inc
09/28/2019

Pain 2 Purpose, Inc

We are only selling tables! Individual tickets are sold out! #Godisgood

06/22/2019

It’s only a test

05/27/2019

You have to first realize that an abuser in a relationship, marriage, parenting, even life--can't be compared with a mentally healthy man. "No Contact" is a must. Via Dr. Henry Cloud: "When you are in the beginning stages of recovery from a bad situation, or if you’re new to setting boundaries, you need to avoid people who have abused and controlled you in the past...Be aware of your pull toward hurtful situations and relationships. The injury you are recovering from is serious, and you can’t reestablish a relationship until you have the proper tools. Be careful not to get sucked into a controlling situation again because your wish for reconciliation is so strong." #DomesticAbuse #domesticviolence #sexualabuse #abuse #nocontact

One more barrier to domestic violence victims getting the help they so desperately need!  https://www.businessinsider.co...
04/28/2019
Domestic violence victims are being evicted for calling 911 in a growing number of US cities

One more barrier to domestic violence victims getting the help they so desperately need!
https://www.businessinsider.com/aclu-lawsuit-calling-911-could-get-you-evicted-2017-4?fbclid=IwAR1mWTrN6r-0unw9KndZ2Dy0Qs7Rxpc5VVU4UHLi6XPSD3VPl2E9mgjK5KQ&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=desktop&referrer=facebook #domesticviolence #dv #dvsurvivor

Cities with “nuisance laws” can evict residents if they call the police more than twice in a 180-day period. The ACLU is suing one such city.

04/08/2019
03/27/2019

DON'T stay for your kids..."Kids would rather come from a broken home than LIVE in a broken home!" Steve Harvey #DV

https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardcole/2019/03/01/to-avoid-double-standard-mlb-must-suspend-giants-ceo-larry-baer/#446e...
03/04/2019
To Avoid Double Standard, MLB Must Suspend Giants' CEO Larry Baer

https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardcole/2019/03/01/to-avoid-double-standard-mlb-must-suspend-giants-ceo-larry-baer/#446e1185258e

Where is the outcry against Larry Baer? It’s being swept right under the proverbial rug…Here are the headlines: “Major League Baseball on Friday said it was investigating an apparent altercation between Giants president and CEO Larry Baer and his wife…Video purportedly shows San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer roughing up wife...San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer was captured on video roughing up his wife in a public plaza on Friday.”

Until we demand the same justice for women who suffer domestic violence as we would any other citizen, this will continue. If a man walked up to a stranger in a mall and attacked her, he would be arrested and charged. When the woman is his wife the crime is ‘purported’ and an assault changes to ‘roughing up!’ Trust me when I tell you this is not the first time this ‘man’ has been physical with his wife. If he was that comfortable doing this in public, I can imagine what happens behind closed doors. He is mad because he doesn’t want his wife to look at his phone (no doubt because he had something inappropriate on it.) But, you can’t attack a woman and push her to the ground because she has your phone in her hand (or maybe you can if she has the unfortunate luck of being your wife.

Note that this is the end of the situation that was escalating to the point that bystanders felt the need to begin taping and they were telling her to get away from him (because I’m sure they weren’t sure what he would do next.)
Another witness who heard the argument as it escalated told the paper Pamela Baer could be heard saying, “Larry, sit down, sit down.” (Nothing surprising here…she is used to trying to calm down a grown man who acts like a two-year-old having a temper tantrum.)

The videotaping witness said it then turned violent.
“He knocks her down off her chair and gets on top of her and puts his hands on her,” the witness said. “She was screaming for help. She seemed pretty terrified.”
The witness then stopped recording and ran to help with some other guys in the plaza.

“As soon as he felt someone else grab him, he relaxed and got off,” the witness said.

This is what Larry Baer says now: My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member & she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument,” the statement says. (She DID NOT ‘FALL’ off that chair!)

“The matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cell phone. Obviously, it’s embarrassing.”

This is what she says now (because she’s been in this a long time and she used to covering for him:
Pamela Baer told TMZ, “We were having a family fight about someone in my family and that’s it.”

When these situations spill over into the public eye, charges need to be pursued, period!

#domesticviolence #DVSurvivor #Divorce #Giants #LarryBaer

Larry Baer is trending for the first time in his life, and for the worst possible reason. The Giants' CEO was caught on a cell phone video in what TMZ called a "physical altercation." I'll gladly wait for the experts to weigh in and confirm it, but to my layperson's eye, it like domestic violence.

01/30/2019
The Daily Goalcast

In retrospect, even when you have nowhere to go, leave with those babies anyway. Rescue them.

Growing up, Terry Crews did everything he could to protect his mother from his abusive father. He delivers a tearful speech on how to overcome trauma, love yourself and own your story.

Speaker: Terry Crews for Safe Horizon

Those who were sexually abused or physically abused as children are much more likely to be Domestic Violence victims as ...
01/27/2019
People who were abused as children are more likely to be abused as an adult - Office for National Statistics

Those who were sexually abused or physically abused as children are much more likely to be Domestic Violence victims as adults.
We always need to figure out the root cause of a situation and try to kill the root to effect change.
How does child sexual abuse lessen and/or end? With education and awareness.
If you were abused as a child and never told anyone (very common), tell someone now. You may not be able to get justice but you do need to get the specialized help you need to get free. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/articles/peoplewhowereabusedaschildrenaremorelikelytobeabusedasanadult/2017-09-27 #domesticviolencesurvivor #domesticabuse #childabuse #childsexualabuse #MeToo #VAWA #ChristianDomesticAbuse

Exploring the impact of what can sometimes be hidden crimes.

01/13/2019
Red Table Talk

Terri Lynn von Wood shared a post.
Just now ·
There is such insight...such raw explanation of how young women end up in abusive relationships AND why they stay. in this short video. Worth watching. If you are in an abusive relationship, listen to her words. You love him and you are trying to 'save' him but you won't get free until you realize you are 'covering' him and he doesn't want to get 'saved.' Pay close attention also to the "knight in shining armor' thing...they (abusers) all do that. Pay closer attention to the fact that many women trapped in abusive situations were abused as children. If you were physically or emotionally abused as a child, GET COUNSELING NOW. You are broken and because you are broken (unhealed), you will make broken choices to try to heal yourself. https://www.facebook.com/redtabletalk/videos/2002640259826640/ #MeToo #NotMyFault #domesticviolenceawareness #MuteRKelly #BelieveChildren #NoMeansNo #domesticviolence #sexualabuse

In this two-part Red Table Talk special, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow sit down with R. Kelly accuser Lisa Vanallen as she shares details of her decade-long ordeal with the R&B singer.

I know how the holidays are with an abuser.  I lived it for 27 years.  I know you are trying your best to make everythin...
12/29/2018

I know how the holidays are with an abuser. I lived it for 27 years. I know you are trying your best to make everything perfect for your children (hint: It isn't perfect for them.) #domesticviolenceadvocate #domesticviolence #domesticabuse #DomesticViolenceSurvivor

12/25/2018

The holidays...when domestic violence victims have to pretend harder than usual. If you are still married to your abuser, you are walking on eggshells, struggling to make everything perfect and to give your family a nice Christmas...knowing it will probably go horribly wrong and end with everyone in tears despite your best efforts. If you have left your abuser, you are most likely struggling to provide any Christmas at all since abuse always includes financial abuse and you were probably left without financial support. Meanwhile, you are watching him thrive. Before, "Jesus is the reason for the Season," may have been a mere saying.,,a cliche...but now it will ring true as in many situations, He truly is all you have. I can tell you I know for sure He will provide for you and it will get better. Just keep pressing forward and praying. Just stay strong in your faith. Just choose to believe the circumstances can and will be changed. Just know that God your Father has better for you as His daughter. Believe that and expect it. Merry Christmas, my sisters! ❤️❤️🎄 #domesticviolenceadvocate #domesticviolence #domesticabuse #DomesticViolenceSurvivor Follow me: on Instagram @shepiphany or on FB @Shepiphany, Inc.

Many Domestic Violence victims also suffered physical or sexual abuse as children.  To end sexual abuse of minors, sexua...
10/18/2018
12 Confronting Statistics on Child Sexual Abuse

Many Domestic Violence victims also suffered physical or sexual abuse as children. To end sexual abuse of minors, sexual assault, and domestic violence, we must first be educated. Here's an excerpt of an easy read...gives you facts about the prevalence of child sexual abuse and an easy way to protect our children. Please note: You need to educate and protect your child even if the only place they go is to the homes of family members and to church!

"95 percent of sexually abused children will be abused by someone they know and trust (NAPCAN 2009).

Of those molesting a child under six, 50 percent were family members. Family members also accounted for 23 percent of those abusing children 12 to 17 years (Snyder, 2000).

Children who live with a single parent that has a live-in partner are at the highest risk: they are 20 times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse than children living with both biological parents (Sedlack et al, 2010)."

Read more at: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/12-confronting-statistics-on-child-sexual-abuse_b_587dab01e4b0740488c3de49 #dv #childsexualabuse #BodySafety #domesticviolence

We must educate our children so they know to tell, and keep on telling until they are believed.

"I issue this call to action to pastors. Wear the purple ribbon proudly in your pulpit. Let it express your commitment t...
10/16/2018
A CALL TO ACTION TO ALL PASTORS...WEAR THE PURPLE RIBBON...IN THE PULPIT!

"I issue this call to action to pastors. Wear the purple ribbon proudly in your pulpit. Let it express your commitment to an end to the sin of domestic abuse. Like most sin, the sin of domestic abuse can only exist in secrecy under the protection of darkness. By talking about it and exposing it to the light, you will let the women of your congregation know you do not condone the abuse they are suffering. You will let them know God loves each of His daughters and does not want them mistreated, and that you as the shepherd of the flock will do whatever is necessary to rescue even one sheep."

Read more at: http://shepiphany.org/blog/a-call-to-action-to-all-pastorswear-the-purple-ribbonin-the-pulpit/2/29/2016 #dv #domesticviolence #genderbasedviolence #Christiandivorce #divorce #womenoffaith

Because domestic abuse is pervasive in our society, pastors MUST accept the call from God to educate themselves and their congregations on this "secret sin."   Pastors MUST provide protection and shepherding to the sheep they are called to shepherd.   

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