Christian help on dating
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I could go on, and if you’re a part of almost any kind of Christian community, you probably can too.
God’s Word gives us a clear mandate to protect the victims, the fatherless, and the oppressed (Psalm 82:3-4).
The church presents confusing messages to victims with its tendency to condemn physical mistreatment while not taking a stand against verbal, emotional, and spiritual forms.
The abuser believes they are superior to the victim, who exists to serve the abuser’s needs and desires. When the person doesn’t do what the abuser wants, punishment follows.
The punishment can be anger, demeaning words, withdrawal from the relationship, taking things away, hurting other people, like children, doing whatever is upsetting and hurtful to the person, telling other people the victim’s secrets, leaving, or silence.
This Christian relationship help will teach you how to recognize and stop physical, emotional, verbal, and spiritual abuse.
Emotional and verbal abuse are verbal or relational behaviors that treat someone improperly, wrongly, insultingly, harshly, manipulatively, or injuriously often as a result of the intent to control or demean.These elements are control, punishment, and disregard.The purpose of abuse is to control the other person.God wants us to treat each other with respect and honor.Physical abuse is easier to identify than other forms, as it is obvious when one is being hit, but verbal, emotional, and spiritual types are every bit as devastating and demoralizing, while often more difficult to identify.
Abusive interactions tear down, disrespect, and devalue the relationship and the recipient.