I cannot thank One Christian Dad enough for writing such a beautiful, needed, and heartfelt article. May the church take heed.
Abuse is not something we like to talk about. It doesn’t make us feel good. It is something that sometimes we would rather just pretend does not happen. But sometimes we need to look at the ugliness of it, in order to do something about it.
October 19-23, 2015 is Domestic Violence Awareness Week.
So we should look at it.
It is a huge topic, covering many things, but for the purpose of this article, I will focus on domestic abuse in the Church, particularly that perpetrated by men against their wives.
In the setting of the Church, allegations of abuse can sadly be dismissed as an overly sensitive wife, or as coming from a wife who simply refuses to submit to her husband’s headship. Or perhaps we think that the wife must have done something to set him off. Or maybe we do care, but we just give…
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