My name is A'Keta Vasser and I am a SURVIVOR of domestic violence. When I was in my early 20s I was in a relationship with someone who said they loved me and I really did believe him until one day he fought {yes I said fought} me because I said something smart to him. I can't remember much from the altercation except me begging for him to stop and once he did he quickly began to apologize and beg for my forgiveness. Yes.....I forgave him and a few months later he did the exact same thing. I am able to tell my story today because I finally got enough strength to walk away. 

I hid this ugly secret for years only telling a few people because I was ashamed not that it happened to me but because I continued to stay after it happened. I have always thought of myself as strong but the fact that I stayed was and continues to be my biggest regret in life. 

Over the years I have cried and prayed a lot about my abuse and to be honest I am still healing from it but I know that GOD is working everything out for my good. So today I am coming from behind the shadows of embarrassment because I want to help the next victim know that the abuse was not your fault and if you are in an abusive relationship you can and should walk away! I DID! 

Isaiah 61:3 To all who mourn in Israel, HE will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for HIS own glory.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence relationship SPEAK UP! Call 1-800-799-7233  or email me {} and I would love to pray for you and with you.

Love You!
A'Keta Vasser