Interesting article for ones looking at abusive relationships in marriage and considering if divorce should be an option for themselves or someone they know.
If we don’t speak up, then others might think they are alone. If we do speak up, others can share insights, books, and resources as well as a special friendship to have during the rough times!
Here are some excerpts from this article written by Gary Thomas:
“Every divorce is the result of sin, but not every divorce is sinful.”
“When these men aren’t confronted, and aren’t repentant, they don’t change.”
“Our focus has to be on urging men to love their wives like Christ loves the church, not on telling women to put up with husbands mistreating their wives like Satan mistreats us. We should confront and stop the work of Satan, not enable it.”
“I’m not talking about the common struggles of living with a common sinner, or every man and woman could pursue divorce.”
Some women need to hear, “No, this isn’t normal. It’s abuse. You don’t have to put up with that.” Others need to hear, “We think what you’re facing are the normal difficulties of marriage and with counseling they can be overcome.”
“We are called to love marriage, but when marriage enables evil, we should hate it (love it less) in comparison to a woman’s welfare”
Read the full article by clicking on the link below!