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.
God is still in control. He is still fighting for you even when your marriage fails. He still has great plans for you even when your partner leaves you behind.
Give us a vision of the beauty you want to bring out of our broken lives.
How did I survive? How did I experience such intimacy with my Heavenly Father? How did I get from the broken mess to a place of complete redemption?
The Word of God as a whole is about love and grace, about second chances. God is a God of forgiveness, of setting prisoners free. He is a God who redeems all things and brings beauty out of our broken lives.
I don’t remember what the fight was about, but I do remember it was obviously my fault. At least that’s what he told me.