I saw these two articles immediately back-to-back. They make such a good pairing I had to share them here. In the first, a woman cites the statistics on domestic abuse and, in frustrated amazement (and perhaps disdain?) asks why on earth they don’t just leave.
In the second, the author tells in vivid detail why victims, not only don’t leave, but don’t even tell about domestic abuse. Her first-hand accounts of why women don’t tell, or leave, are only some of the many compelling reasons victims (male or female) remain silent. Her described reasons do not even begin to touch on the issues of religious pressures, which can be just as insurmountable, or more.
Filed under: abuse and the church, Family Abuse & Relationships, marriage, relationships | Tagged: anger, domestic abuse, domestic abuse in Christian marriage, domestic violence, marital abuse, rage, violence |