“Many Christian wives were told to submit to abusive husbands as long as they weren’t asking them to sin,”
Submitting to abuse is itself a sin because it enables the abuser to continue sinning against you. Contact me through this page if you are in this kind of sticky situation, and want to understand what the bible has to say about submission. My husband and I have authored a book on the topic; and we think women will find it greatly enlightening and freeing, while men will see where they have been deceived by false teaching, too. We will send you a book free of charge; we don’t want to burden anyone who needs help.
I couldn’t help but think how often the gospel has been tarnished by evangelical churches in their handling of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and couldn’t help but think that if nothing changes, the gospel will continued to be maligned by the very people who claim its power.
via Will Abuse in the Church Overshadow Greear’s “Gospel Above All” Agenda? — JoyfulSurrender.com
While I don’t agree with everything this writer says, I do heartily agree with most of it. Being the recipient of adult bullying myself, I know first hand how deeply hurtful it can be — especially when it comes from FAMILY. The wounds can go very deep, and may take a long time to heal, but they can be overcome.
I can’t tell you how many abuse victims I’ve spoken to where this happens. The victim’s family, friends or church take the side of the abuser in a separation, rather than standing by the victim. This doesn’t make logical sense. Why would a person’s own family turn their back on a domestic violence victim, and […]
via Why Do People Often Take the Side of the Abuser? — Dating Poison
Pretty scary when you think about it. I never was AT ALL good at math, but having that handy calculator on my phone has definitely caused a ridiculous lapse! Hmm.
At least if you come to visit me, you won’t see my phone, or even hear it. It’ll be turned off and hiding in another room. The rudeness of people who can’t even have a cup of tea with you without checking/responding to their texts and calls is INSUFFERABLE! And yet, we have all learned to accept it as “normal”.
And by the way, the guy is RIGHT! Better have a listen before you destroy a relationship you value…