I am going to nitpick here for a second….
A friend recently shared this article with me and two other friends have also posted it on Facebook. It is a very articulate and well-defended view of divorce in a marriage where the covenant is broken by one partner. While I do not wish the end of a marriage for anyone and would never advocate for it unless absolutely necessary for your physical, emotional and/or mental safety, if you do find yourself in a place where you need to consider officially and legally breaking the bond of marriage, this is an important read. If you think that divorce should never be contemplated and is not a part of God’s plan, you should read this. If you are already divorced and feel the weightiness of that broken bond, you should read this. It is titled “A High View of Marriage Includes Divorce.”
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When the word abuse is used, people’s minds often go straight to physical abuse and with good reason. Physical abuse is horrible. Physical abuse is 100% preventable and 100% wrong. It is a mistake to stop there, however. For sure, physical abuse can result in permanent physical and psychological damage or even death, but there are other types of abuse where the damage doesn’t really show on the outside but lasts much long longer than bruises or even broken bones.
I think most people have been on the receiving end of a judgement made without the other party knowing the full story. Most people have probably been guilty of doing the same thing at one time or another. Many times there is not much on the line when we do this. We decide that the cashier is a really unfriendly person without knowing they just got reamed out by the customer before us. We leave without acting on it but have made a judgement nonetheless.
One of the things I knew from the outset was that I needed a counselor who understood the situation for what it was. While I realize that this can be said of any counseling situation, this one has a caveat. It appears that in Christian circles conflict between husband and wife is often relegated to being labeled as “marriage problems,” and when marriage problems arise, marriage counseling is prescribed.
After 18 years of ER nursing I would think that there would be very little that could surprise me, yet I still manage to be astonished from time to time. I just worked the weekend and encountered yet another new complaint that I had not previous seen. I have seen dog bites, cat bites, human bites and snake bites (I was even bitten by a rabbit when I was a child), but I must say this was my first time to encounter an owl bite.
I like to write but never considered having my own blog. Sometimes getting things out on paper (or a computer screen) is cathartic. You feel better having written it and can move on. But I never considered writing my thoughts out for other people to read. There is a lot of risk going public, not to mention the terrifying thought of baring my soul. In writing….