If you are a godly man, perhaps you struggle to identify, verbalize, and act on domestic abuse because of the onslaught against you personally. You are afraid. Hurt. Threatened. Confused. Welcome.
Some view marriage as a magic portal--a golden ticket--to manhood. It's everything a juvenile boy could wish for: sex without cost, privilege without price, freedom from conflict or push-back.
Messing with someone's worship is a dangerous offense. Many of us consider weekly worship a priority and can't imagine life without it. However, in the home of an abuser, worship is a daily, hourly, constant--because the abuser has made himself the object of his wife and children's worship. In the same way Jeroboam refused to … Continue reading The Source of Worship
I was recently asked what marriage to an abusive man would look like if he never changed--if he confessed and asked for forgiveness as manipulation. That's a hard question. What would it look like to live, willing to forgive, but unreconciled? Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and … Continue reading Forgiveness without Reconciliation