How would you feel if you found out much of what you had been taught your entire life about marriage and male/female relationships was a lie?
Say hello to a priceless resource for anyone who has experienced an emotionally or spiritually abusive relationship.
The whole “God Hates Divorce” mantra is just that, a modern day catch phrase often used to keep women stuck in destructive marriages.
Maybe if I had hundreds of scars all over my legs – one for each unresolved conflict representing each time I was emotionally cut, I could visually prove that I was a real person with real feelings, and my life meant something. I wasn’t a nobody who felt nothing; who could be treated like a non-person without consequence.
“Those who fully experience depression, doubt, confusion, and despair, may be infinitely more healthy than those who are generally certain, complacent, and self- satisfied. The denial of suffering is, in fact, a better definition of illness than it’s acceptance.” M. Scott Peck
“I’ve tried having mutual conversations with my spouse, but we never get anywhere. He’s always right. My opinions matter little to him. He tends to dismiss and minimize any of my concerns. Every attempt on my part to engage in a meeting of the minds is met with either hostility or laughter. I often leave conversations feeling guilty. Like I did something wrong to even bring up an issue. I often feel confused and stuck. What do I do?”
Let’s talk about that.
Sometimes we think it isn’t very “nice” to think of someone as a fool, but God thinks differently. Proverbs lays out a blueprint for discovering fools and dealing with them. If we’re wise, we’ll pay attention.
That’s what Jesus did. If we belong to Him, we ought to have strength enough to do the same, when we are called upon to do it. Do you know why we don’t? We are afraid. What would happen if we exposed Pharisaical thinking? Pharisees wouldn’t like us anymore, and we can’t have that, can we? I mean – they… Read More
“To the bravest women I know. Your faith, strength, and courage inspire me.“ This is Leslie Vernick’s dedication in her brand new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope, written for women or anyone who wants to help women dealing with a silent, insidious abuse that often infects Christian marriages and goes on… Read More