Emotional Abuse, Grace, Hope, It's Your Turn, marriage, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized

True Stories of Church Abuse

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

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Emotional Abuse, Faith, Guilt, Pain and suffering, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized

How the Church Contributes to the Pain of Divorce

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.

Emotional Abuse, Ministry, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

On the Church and Divorce: Thoughts About Paige Patterson and the SBC

The last few weeks, a firestorm of controversy has erupted in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Allegations against Paige Patterson, now president emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, have been made public, allegations that include his stance that women should stay with their abusive husbands and his mishandling of a rape on a seminary campus… Continue reading On the Church and Divorce: Thoughts About Paige Patterson and the SBC

Emotional Abuse, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

Behind Closed Doors

I wrote this article a couple years ago. It has come to my mind repeatedly today as I have been debating how the church (particularly the Southern Baptist Church) deals with abuse in marriage. Unfortunately, many want to continue to turn a blind eye to the abuse and destruction that is so prevalent. Many fail… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors