Category Archives: RELIGION AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Observing and discussing religious teachings and viewpoints on domestic violence, divorce and intimate relationships.

Answers for Victims of Abuse

National DV Hotline: 1−800−799−SAFE(7233)

Do we have answers for victims of abuse? They all have questions. They are all seeking answers, but what do we have to offer them? I suppose it could be considered humorous that the top search engine term on my blog site was once “pastor cartoon.” I still have not figured that one out for…

ADULTERESS EXECUTED BY TALIBAN

Woman executed as an adulteress

Why would a woman be accused and convicted of the “crime” of being an adulteress? Well, an accused adulteress was recently executed, and the Taliban is being credited for carrying out her sentence of death. Recently, a news report of the Taliban being credited for the execution of an adulteress broke from Afghanistan. The story does…

FORGIVE MY ABUSER

Freedom is found in forgiveness

FORGIVE MY ABUSER WAIT! Forgive my abuser? Are you kidding me? I’m still right in the midst of being abused on a daily basis. How do you expect me to forgive my abuser? To forgive my abuser does not mean to forget the abuse he/she dished out. Jesus said, “To be forgiven, you must first…

GOD HATES DIVORCE, BUT . . .

What does the Bible say?

The phrase, “God hates divorce” has kept many women (and men) in marriages filled with emotional, verbal and even physical violence. Domestic violence victims are constantly asking me if God expects them to remain where they are being abused and/or battered. Let’s take a closer look at the source of “God hates divorce.” In the…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—IS FORGIVENESS A REQUIREMENT?

All of my life I have been told I am required, as a Christian, to “forgive and forget,” but recently learned “forgive and forget” were not the words of the Christ. Granted, it is clearly stated in red letters, “To be forgiven, you must first forgive,” but where is the forgetting part?  I am open…

The Bible Says I Must Forgive—What About Forgetting?

What does the Bible say?

What does the Bible say about forgiving and forgetting? The first Bible verse I ever learned was, “Love one another.” Then, the Lord’s Prayer—”Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” I got older and found in red letters, “To be forgiven, you must first forgive, for as you forgive, in…