Well, the same kind of verbal abuse--and even threats of physical violence--are becoming increasingly common in the church.
It's time to adopt a zero-tolerance policy to stop this bad behavior.
As a matchmaker and dating coach in Washington, DC, a town full of sharp, successful, powerful women, I often hear the line, “Men are intimidated by me”.
When I hear this, I listen patiently and empathetically and then, when the time is right, I explain that it’s just not true. In fact, they admire your ambition and accomplishments.
If you’re with, say, a girlfriend, and you’re sitting with your backs to the room, singularly engrossed in each other’s conversation, you’re far less likely to get approached.
There’s a good and a bad way to reveal your finer qualities without ramming them down your potential partner’s throat.
A general term for various behaviours which may be aggressive, coercive or controlling, destructive, harassing, intimidating, isolating, or threatening, that a batterer or abuser may use to control a domestic partner, child or other victim.
Public health Any of various behaviors–aggressive, coercive or controlling, destructive, harassing, intimidating, isolating, threatening–which a batterer may use to control a domestic partner/victim. She suggests that stereotypes about performers and other kinds of artists, as either ready to put up with anything for their passion or creative geniuses who lose themselves in their passion, help obscure Let's rein in church rage: you've heard of road rage?
But first, let’s dispel the number one cliché about dating intimidation: being too attractive.
Sure, if you have the face of Angelina Jolie and the body of Pamela Anderson, it’s going to take a little extra courage for a man to make his move.