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Victim of Abuse

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,” (Isaiah 40:1)

October 24, 2017

Dear Julie:

I have a question. Does a man you call your husband not demonstrate care, concern, compassion, respect, love towards his wife? If your husband doesn’t want to be bothered basically at all and if he is abusive (verbally, mentally, physically, and emotionally), is it time to move on? The sad part is I love him. –Victim of Abuse
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Dear Victim of Abuse:

I’m not sure what you mean by “a man you call your husband.” Are you married or only living together? That matters because God commands husbands to love their wives, to care for them as Christ loves the church. If you are married and he is truly your husband, then you have reason to complain, and I would recommend Christian counseling to see if there’s any way to save this marriage. And I would encourage legal separation in the meantime.

If he’s only a boyfriend, then you are free to leave. You don’t need to stay with someone who treats you badly, nor should you. God bless, Julie
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