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Is Christianity an Abusive Relationship with God?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Gonzo: Hi. I love reading your posts and do find them both comforting and inspiring in my personal life. As one who’s coming to

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Posted in All About God, Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

Is there a Biblical Basis for Wives Divorcing their Physically Abusive Husbands?

Since the Bible was written in a very different time and culture than that of today, it is difficult to draw a straight line between the few biblical injunctions about marriage and divorce on the one hand, and marriage and

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

The Spiritual Anatomy of Physically Abusive Men

Yet another woman has been murdered by a physically abusive man—this time in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On April 12, 2015, Janessa Spencer was at home with her boyfriend, Samual Cook, when they heard a loud banging on the door. As Spencer

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering

How Can I Help a Loved One who is In an Abusive Relationship?

A reader named “Sister-In-Law” recently submitted a spiritual conundrum in which she describes the situation of her husband’s brother, “John” (not his real name), who is married to a woman who abuses him verbally and physically. The woman has a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Sex Marriage Relationships

Strip Search Prank Calls, Domestic Violence: Evil Loves Deception

Warning: This article discusses fictional portrayals and real incidents of sexual assault, abusive relationships, and domestic violence. Last week Annette and I watched the movie “Compliance,” a controversial and disturbing 2012 American thriller written and directed by Craig Zobel. The

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Popular Culture

“God Hates Divorce” vs. “Do Not Be Unfaithful to the Wife of Your Youth”

Up until a few days ago (as I write this), David Petraeus had a life that many would envy, and that many more looked up to. He had retired from the U.S. Army as a four star General after a

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Posted in Current Events, Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

It’s Not All In Your Head (And It’s Not All Your Fault)

Recently I’ve been reading anewfreelife’s blog on “rising from the ashes of domestic violence.” Here is her description of the blog: I am a survivor of domestic violence, and this is my voice. I am here to share with you

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Sex Marriage Relationships
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