If you’re having a “problem” where your husband has abused you, and your child, the article below is one you should read. It starts out with someone who wrote the following note, and question:
“I was for 3 years married to a military man. He was violent and abusive after I became pregnant with our first child. He was forever dropping our infant on furniture shaking her, etc. I have since left him (returned home with my family) and filed for divorce. Is this wrong?
“In God’s eyes can I ever remarry? I feel I did what was in the best interest of my little girl. But I need a little biblical insight.
To read the answer to the above problem, please click onto the web site link below to read the following article written by Lynette Hoy (and other articles she makes available):
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Here is another question, that is answered in a linked article below it:
Dear Jolene, I attended a church many years ago that taught some things I still wrestle with: I know God frowns upon divorce, but what does the Bible say about getting out of abusive relationships? Regardless of the abuse (physical, mental, emotional,) the above mentioned church taught that you stuck it out, “If God wanted you out of the marriage, you would not survive the beatings”.
My sister is currently going through a divorce from a man who has been abusive to her and my nephew for a number of years. In the case of physical abuse, what does the Bible have to say?
Also, I recently read a book that backed up some other church teachings on sex. I understand that the Bible says our spouse is to have access to our bodies and to refuse our spouse is a sin (because of this there is no such thing as “marital rape”). Could you shed some light on this? (email has been edited)
To read Jolene Engle’s answer, please click onto:
May God help you as you look for answers on how to deal with this most horrible problem!
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