A Word About Polite Abusers

Pastor Dave Online

abuseNot all abuse evidences itself in bruises, and not all abusers manifest their desire for control with fists. Domestic abuse is often hard for those on the outside to see. Abusers know how to cover their tracks well. They are often very gregarious and outgoing in public, they are well-liked by many of their peers. Yet, the so-called “polite abuser” is particularly recherché. Polite abuses, however, can be just as devastating to its victims. It’s important to remember that abuse may look different from what you expect.

Abuse stems from sinful desires for power and control. Often we think of this in terms of physical domineering, intimidation, and active aggression. There is, to be sure, plenty of that occurring in homes all across the world. Yet, power and control can be attained through a variety of means, many of which may be deemed “respectable.” In fact, if it can be attained…

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2 thoughts on “A Word About Polite Abusers

    1. God bless you and thank you so much for your prayers. They mean more than you can ever know. Things are exceedingly difficult in just about every way but God will never abandon me and my children–or any of His children for that matter. Praying for you also~ Anna

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