If it’s not physical abuse, it’s not really abuse. If he hasn’t hit you, you need to stay. Marriage is a forever commitment you should never leave.
In those painful early days, I did things I never dreamed I was capable of. I shudder to think of the person I was becoming.
Focus on the Family perpetuated the myth that the victim is at fault when a spouse strays. We must stop this lie!
I’m not sure where the church got this idea that a woman (or man) must stay in an abusive marriage. I don’t know how scripture can be so twisted and manipulated
The tears welled up as the dagger was stuck into my heart and twisted so deeply. The stereotypical comment was more than my bleeding heart could handle. In that moment, I contemplated never stepping foot in a church again.
I don’t pretend to be an expert or to know everything about healing or growth in the spiritual realm, but I can tell you some techniques that helped me tremendously in my journey toward wholeness.
Toxic people. We have to be discerning enough to recognize toxic people and bold enough to deal with them—whatever the cost.