What Does the Bible Say About Destructive and Abusive Relationships?

I receive frantic calls and emails each week from Christian women (and some men) who feel scared. They feel trapped, hopeless and helpless because their most intimate relationship is abusive. They are suffering from abuse verbally, physically, economically, sexually, spiritually or all of the above. The Bible has something to Read More…

Abuser Traits and Characteristics

An abuser can be anyone, as evidenced from the Bible. The first instance of abuse in the Bible was when Cain killed his brother Abel out of jealousy. Abusers are in every culture, ethnic group, and nationality in the world. There are both male, and female abusers, but most reported Read More…

WARNING – Escape Abuse BEFORE Marriage

I debated on what to title this article. No matter what it is named, the wording doesn’t seem strong enough for this message. This article is intended to put out an “all-points bulletin.” I want to warn those who are dating, NOT to continue on in a relationship with someone Read More…

Stalking

Note: Please know that stalking is not just something women can be subjected to. Men can also be victimized in this way. If you are a man, please change the pronouns accordingly. This article is adapted from a book, which addresses women. But this type of abusive behavior is also Read More…

Husband Abuse: Can a Wife Abuse Her Husband?

When we think of domestic violence, we don’t often hear about husbands being abused. It’s usually the wife who is the reported sufferer. Yet, there are many husbands who are the victims of spousal abuse. Yes, husband abuse is real; it does happen. So why don’t we hear about husbands Read More…

When Anger Becomes Abuse

If a person gives place to anger, and goes with it wherever it takes them, and if they say and do whatever feels good at the moment as they release that anger toward their spouse, it is abuse. There is a difference between simply getting angry about something, and letting Read More…

Why Do Christian Spouses Abuse Their Marriage Partners?

The question is why DO Christian spouses abuse their marriage partners? How can you wrap your mind around Christ “followers” doing this to their spouse? 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 Read More…

Heeding Relational Red Flags Before Marriage

Any relationship will have its difficulties. But sometimes those difficulties are indicators of deep-rooted problems. If they are not addressed quickly, they will poison your marriage. If any of the following caution signs exist in your relationship, we recommend you talk about the situation as soon as possible. Do so Read More…

Domestic Violence Safety Plan Guidelines

We realize that there are various reasons why spouses stay in abusive relationships. And even though Marriage Missions doesn’t condone abuse in any way, we can’t tell you what to do. But we want to give you some safety plan guidelines. We believe they could help you to better protect Read More…

You and Your Church Can Fight Against Domestic Violence

“Do SOMETHING to help me!!!” That is an outcry of many that are wounded because of the domestic violence they are suffering from within their homes. They reach out for help, and no one is there to give a supportive and empowering hand. The whole issue of domestic violence and abuse Read More…