I can still remember reading it, even though it was four years ago.
A survey by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) found that 1 out of every 4 women surveyed said they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends.
Where is the church when it comes to the physical abuse of women?
Where are its leaders?
Sadly, they are largely silent; and when they do speak, they're often far from helpful.
But let's focus on the victims first.
The women themselves (and I've sadly had to come to the side of many as a pastor) feel guilty – as if what is happening is somehow their fault. It's not, of course. Never, ever, does any woman deserve to have their husband or boyfriend physically harm them in any form whatsoever.Click here to continue reading this post and to view the blog archive.
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Is it okay for a Christian to...
go to a gay wedding?
serve a gay wedding?
watch "Game of Thrones"?
watch anything rated "R"?
vote for a Democrat (or actually, vote for anyone this election)?
get a tattoo?
have plastic surgery?
buy a lottery ticket?
play the slots in Vegas?
not go to church?
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