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!
Learn what covert emotional domestic abuse is, how it dehumanizes women and children, who participates in its propagation, why it is rampant in certain religious circles, what the cultural consequences are, and what we can and must do to expose and stop it.
When you’ve got a woman of faith trapped for several years in an emotionally and spiritually abusive marriage, you’ve got all the ingredients for a classic case of C-PTSD. Here’s why.
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.
An analogy of emotional abuse encouraged and condoned by the church.
A reader asks: “Does love really conquer all? How do we know when or if we should stop trying to love our abuser?”
How would you feel if you found out much of what you had been taught your entire life about marriage and male/female relationships was a lie?
Emotional abuse that involved another person using God or His Word as a weapon of control is also called SPIRITUAL ABUSE, and this type of abuse is horrific in its potential to destroy one’s faith in God.
The Religious Leaders gnashed their teeth at Jesus when He healed on the Sabbath. How dare He break their Sabbath Laws? Today they gnash their teeth at Christian women when they flee destructive marriages. How dare they tell the truth about the broken marriage vows they lived with?