Abusive religious people will use Bible verses to control and manipulate others. Let’s take a couple of their favorite verses and flip them. Because the Bible belongs to God, not the abusive enemy.
How many times have abuse victims escaping their abusive relationships heard “Don’t be like the woman in the Bible who tears her house down!” Let’s find out what that verse is really saying. It might surprise you!
This is a wonderful reminder of God’s never-stopping love for you and faithfulness to you regardless of whether you choose to stay in your abusive marriage or choose to leave your abusive marriage. You don’t have to stay to please Him. You don’t have to go to please Him. He adores you just the same.
You would think we’d all want to eradicate injustice and hatred and dehumanizing behavior. Especially those of us who say we love Jesus, the supreme example of this type of life. But nope. We are all (men and women included) so used to living under the presupposition that women are less-than, that we expect them to shut up and do their duty regardless of how they are treated behind closed doors.
I’m going to tell you how I see it, as a 25-year survivor of what some would call a complementarian marriage and a current explorer in the new (to me) world of marriage with who some would call an egalitarian man. And when I’m done sharing my personal opinion, you can do whatever the hell you want to with it.
Where does all that anger come from? What can we do about it? What does the process of forgiveness actually look like? And how can we put it all together so we can really FLY FREE?
The only way out of hell is up a very hot ladder, and you need to be EMPOWERED to climb that ladder and get out. You need to be PREPARED with a working knowledge of every single hot rung you will have to endure on your way up and out.
Do you ever wonder if God is watching every decision you make, ready to “tsk tsk” if you go too far to the right or too far to the left? Do you worry you’ll get it wrong and end up on God’s B-plan? Or even worse?
What happens when Christian women decide enough is enough, and they leave their abusive marriage?
When women were asked, “What is your biggest frustration RIGHT NOW in your most important relationship?” Here’s what they said…