Tag Archive: God

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT SPOUSE ABUSE AND DIVORCE?

Countless numbers pose the question: What does the Bible say about spouse abuse? The first scripture religion likes to jump on is found in the book of Malachi, “God hates divorce” (2:16). What is usually overlooked, though, in that scripture, is his admonishment that man is not to deal treacherously with his wife. A translation…

Traveling in Our Destiny

Are we living with purpose? Great question, huh? But, wouldn’t it make sense to know just what our purpose is before we try to give an answer? Some are probably wondering what this has to do with our emotional wellbeing. In a word—everything. I floundered for many years, halfway knowing I had a reason for…

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…

When You Lose Someone You Love

There are just some dates that stick with you forever—dates you never forget, such as the birth of your child, wedding anniversaries, the day Kennedy was shot, you know the type of days. The loss of a loved one usually leaves a date indelibly imprinted in your heart’s calendar, and every year when it rolls…

Dealing with the Guilt of Leaving an Abusive Relationship

GUILT—What a powerful weapon when used against a victim of spouse abuse or domestic violence. It can be wielded in so many different directions. The victim must deal with the guilt of breaking up a marriage or intimate relationship, quite possibly separating a family. Children will lose time with their father. Their lifestyle will most…

Emotional Abuse and Your Faith

As a woman of faith, and seeing so many search engine terms coming up on my blog looking for answers as to how faith and abuse possibly fit together, I simply must make some meager attempt to address this point. I was raised in the 60s, and through that time society taught the religious tenets…

Does the Church Condone Domestic Violence?

Does the Church condone domestic violence? This is a tricky question, or two-sided at the very least. Do I believe the church condones domestic violence? Not intentionally. Do I believe domestic violence is condoned in churches today? Yes, unintentionally. I believe many churches are simply unaware, untrained or uneducated on the nuts and bolts of…

No! God is Not Punishing You with Domestic Violence!

On a consistent basis I get the same question: “Is God punishing me with domestic violence?”  Let me say this as clearly as I possibly can. No! I stand on this statement unequivocally, and am firmly convinced it is scriptural. God punishes sinners. Domestic violence is a sin. You are the victim, not the sinner….

Reading Between the Lines – What are Victims of Abuse Looking For?

I suppose it could be considered humorous that the top search engine term on my blog site is “pastor cartoon.” I still have not figured that one out for the life of me. But then it gets serious. Scores of terms people are using, whether through Google, Bing or any other search engine, include such…

Domestic Violence – The Motivations for Speaking Out

Silence is the greatest enemy of breaking free from domestic violence, but it is also what puts a victim in a place of greatest jeopardy. The time a victim of domestic violence chooses to break free and/or speak out is the most dangerous part of breaking the cycle. It is a decision to be considered…