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.
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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