There is hardly a subject more confusing than trying to figure out the reasoning behind why one Christian marriage partner could ever even think it’s acceptable to abuse their spouse, who they vowed before God to “love and honor.” It’s amazing how a Christian can so deeply hurt the one they say they love and hide behind Bible verses and the slanted logic of blaming their marriage partner, to justify wrongful behavior.
Below you will find several links to articles that could possibly explain why Christian spouses abuse their mates.
We would love it if you could add comments at the end of these articles to help the readers in their understanding of these issues, and minister to the needs of those who are trying to deal with this difficult situation.
Please click onto the links provided below to read articles on the following subjects:
From the Web site, LoveTakesTime.com:
From the Web site, Soencouragement.org:
And even though the Department of Justice reports that approximately 95% of the reported victims of violence are women, we can’t neglect the fact that many men are abused by their wives and some are even battered. It’s one of those “lesser discussed” subjects.
It seems to be something that most battered men don’t discuss for a variety of reasons (i.e. pride, teasing from other men, shame, it’s a “guy” thing not to discuss such things, fear of incurring further wrath of their wife, are just some of the reasons).
However, to read an article that might help men in this situation, please click onto the Sounds of Encouragement web site link provided below:
For a little additional insight into this issue, the following article, written by Patricia Jones, would be a good one to read:
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.” Isaiah 5:20-21
This article was compiled by Cindy Wright of Marriage Missions International.
If you know of additional articles and resources that could help others, we’d sure appreciate it if you could share them with us. THANKS!