22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the
church, his body, of which he is the Saviour. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with
water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated
their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church – 30 for we are members of his body.
Its an interesting topic, very close to my heart.
Well men should love their wives, its clearly written. The church is considered the bride of Jesus. Jesus died for His church, so there is no room to
manoeuvre on abuse, though, it is a broken world and everyone makes mistakes.
Men should be subject to their wives, not only that they should be prepared to lay down their lives.
All said and done, we do live in an abusive world, abuse is passed on from others and in turn gets passed on further down.
This is a funny quote, normally when people speak or write, the last details always stick in your head the most, this verse it seems the first verse
is the one people remember
Any form of violence is totally forbidden to Christians
apart from that, biblically divorce isnt acceptable, though there is a clause where if married couple separate
First Corinthians 7:10-11 says, "A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else go back to him. And the
husband must not leave his wife.
They should be working to a restoration
So separation is acknowledged even accepted, though not recommended, it can help both people focus on their failures, and grow.
Though remember this book is aimed at Christians, many call themselves Christian but dont act that way.
Its complicated, its a complicated world.
There is no excuse for domestic violence, no justification, its not a perfect world. It happens
Christians are as human as everyone else
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