Why don’t authors address Matt 19:29 when teaching on divorce for abuse?

Another profound truth of blessing promised to the suffering believer seeking freedom from a life afflicted by the oppression of covertly or overtly abusive marriage- commonly overlooked in christianity today.

A Cry For Justice

Today’s post is by a male survivor of domestic abuse. I (Barb) have met this man face to face as well as communicating over time with him by email and I am confident he’s a survivor of domestic abuse. He wrote this to me in an email and we are publishing it here with his permission. Many thanks to him for raising this topic in such a cogent manner.
Text in [square brackets] has been added by Barb. 


There is one passage that I absolutely cannot believe seems to have been completely ignored by every single author on the topic of divorce in the context of abuse — at least at the time at which I really investigated this thoroughly, after the latest NIV version of the Bible was published in 2011.

This passage is Matthew 19:29 and the parallel in Luke 18:29-30

“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother…

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God is against false shepherds

A Cry For Justice

Ezekiel Chapter 34

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord GOD: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered; they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over…

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An Allegory of Survival: A Flower in the Desert

This post shared by a wonderful reader at Crying out for Justice states how our Lord can turn around the nightmare of living with an abuser into a beautiful redemptive story .

A Cry For Justice

There was a beautiful flower that flourished in the desert.  God loved her as if she was the only one in existence, as the center of His universe. She loved Him as well day and night, for He was her Creator. One day, she met a handsome plant.  He appeared to be a gentleman, and convinced the flower that he too, loved God, the Creator.  They quickly bonded in love and became as one.  She loved him as God had shown her how to truly love another.

As time passed, confusion rose and distorted the flower’s perception of the plant.  Gradually, she began to feel sad and weak, and didn’t understand why.  The handsome plant made many promises, but never followed thru.  He extracted the best of the flower’s love.  He never gave anything in return, but watched the flower fall. The plant’s intention was to grow stronger, so that…

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