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FOR BATTERED WIVES ONLY

Jesus loves me this I know

For the Bible tells me so.

Little ones to him belong;

They are weak but he is strong.

By: Anna B. Warner

God acknowledges that women are the weaker sex. He tells men to treat us with respect and love as such. He does not condone wife beating or child abuse. To the contrary, he tells men to love us into submission and take care of all our needs.

Now, we did not marry a man of God: he does not know how to love us and does not care what God said. God does love us and He said we do not have to put up with adultery or beatings. God does not put on us more than we can bear. We sometimes put on ourselves more than we can bear; but God does not. He has made a way out of these circumstances.

God hates divorce; but He says we may divorce for reasons of unfaithfulness.

Mat 5:32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital

unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries

the divorced woman commits adultery.

In Malachi, we find that God calls wife beating unfaithfulness.

Mal. 2:13-16 Another thing you do: You flood the Lord's altar with tears. You

weep and wail because he no longer pays attention to your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. You ask, "Why?" It is because the LORD is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.

Here, God says He hates a man's beating his wife and then going to bed with her. Remember, a man and his wife are one. Paul said if a man takes care of his wife, he takes care of himself. Man does not beat himself up - he beats his wife up.

Adultery and beating your partner are the only two things listed as unfaithfulness. They are also the only two things that can cost you your life. Through adultery, you can contract AIDS and there is no cure. A beating can cost you your life and child abuse can kill your child. Jesus died for your husband's sins - there is no need for you or your child to die. You are not Jesus; therefore, your death would be meaningless.

See Jesus does love you He does not want you to die needlessly. In life threatening situations, you should leave your husband.

Now, you have a choice. You can leave him and insist on some type of therapy before you will go back to him; or, you can divorce him; or, you can stay with him and do what needed to get him saved. The choice is yours. Only you know how violent your husband is. If you or your (born or unborn) child's life is in danger, I recommend that you leave.

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