by Lori Alexander from Always Learning – The Overuse of the Word ‘Abuse’
Editor’s note: So if your husband is looking at porn or telling you that you’re a piece of garage this is somehow a reaction to something you have done? I don’t think so. Abusive takes many subtle forms that are sometimes hard to see when you’re in a relationship but someone else making the choice to abuse you is not your fault! She should rename her blog because she’s not learning a damn thing except how to silence and shame abuse victims.
Some women I have mentored tell me they are being emotionally abused by their husbands. Yes, their husbands aren’t treating them with kindness and love but when I dig deeper, I find MANY sins the wives are committing against their husbands, such as disrespect, scolding them, treating them as a child, always being angry and upset with them, etc.I think we need to be careful about using the word “abuse” so we don’t diminish what some women are enduring at the hands of their husbands. If your husband is verbally harsh with you, memorize all the verses having to do with this: a soft answer turns away wrath; overcome evil with good; love bears all things; hopes all things; endures all things, and many others similar to it. If he’s an alcoholic or has some other physical addiction, find a godly, older women to mentor you, give you wisdom and hopefully guide you in a biblical way. If you are being physically abused by your husband, please read this post and get help quickly.
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