Marriage is intended by God to be a loving relationship. When one partner becomes abusive it can totally shatter trust and may even become life threatening. Safety becomes a priority. Abuse takes many forms.
Domestic violence is a complicated issue. People who are involved in a domestic violence relationship, either as the abused or the abuser, can benefit by seeking help from those who are knowledgeable about domestic violence.
If You Have Been Abused or Wonder if Your Experiences Constitute Domestic Violence–The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-7233. They offer confidential help and referrals. You may visit their website by clicking here.
If You are an Abusive Partner–The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers you help as well. Call 1-800-799-7233. You may visit their website page designed for you by clicking here.
If You Have a Friend or Family Member who needs help–Click here to see the National Domestic Violence Hotline website page for concerned family and friends.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers help and referrals to people who live in the USA or some parts of Canada. They also serve a few other countries. Those living outside of the USA can visit http://www.hotpeachpages.org for an International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies.
Jesus loves you. God has also blessed our society with resources to help people who are in a relationship with domestic violence. Don’t try to go it alone. If you are in a relationship with domestic violence, ask God to give you wisdom to seek the help you need from people who understand what you are going through and have the knowledge to help you.
Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians: 21-22 NKJV