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Blinded By Rage - Domestic Violence
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What does the Bible say about? The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
In , Paige Patterson was asked about women who are abused by their husbands. It depends on the level of abuse to some degree. - Domestic violence is sinful. Galatians
To understand why domestic and family violence is a problem in our churches, we must be willing to dialogue about violence, power, gender, and marriage within the wider faith community. This section of SAFER explores how the Bible speaks about key areas that are often used against women - violence, power, forgiveness, repentance and submission. In the Bible, all violence is considered an offence against God and against humanity. In particular, violence against women is condemned. In Jewish law, rape was viewed as equivalent to murder Deut , as was pressuring a woman physically Deut —27 or psychologically Deut —29 into sex. The Bible recounts many stories of the horrific sexual abuse of women. Read more on this here.
Updated October 22, Church leaders in Australia say they abhor abuse of any kind. But advocates say the church is not just failing to sufficiently address domestic violence, it is both enabling and concealing it. This is the second instalment of an ABC News and 7. You can read part one in the series — on domestic violence and Islam — here. Who else could be blamed, Peter screamed at his wife in nightly tirades, for her alleged insubordination, for her stupidity, her lack of sexual pliability, her refusal to join him on the 'Tornado' ride at a Queensland waterpark, her annoying friendship with a woman he called "Ratface"?