Divorce will always break my heart...just as it breaks my Father’s heart.
The next time you hear about an abusive relationship and wonder why anyone would stay, think about me. Leaving isn't as easy as one might think.
My husband and I were talking last night about my previous marriage, about some of the things my kids and I had endured. He asked me one simple question: “Why did you stay so long?”
What happens when a wife faithfully submits to her husband, even if he is ridiculing, demeaning, or sexually abusing her?
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.
My mother would squash my dreams often with her cutting words.
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.
Freedom. When you've been locked in a prison, it's something you yearn for day after day.
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
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