This post is part 2 in an ongoing series by a survivor of domestic and family violence who has committed her story to writing for her own healing and to encourage yours.
Praying through the pain
There are signs that many wives tend to ignore which a spouse may display indicating a breakdown of the individual’s Christian commitment to the Lord and by extension, a commitment to his or her spouse. Note the telltale signs that we often rationalize or ignore. There are some obvious ones that I allowed to drift over the years, without confronting earnestly, with professional assistance from a pastor or counsellor. I will share with you two of the major signs, indicative of the now irreparable damage to my marriage.
This post is part 1 in an ongoing series by a survivor of domestic and family violence who has committed her story to writing for her own healing and to encourage yours.
What do you do when your life and love come crumbling down? What do you do when you see what you thought was a firmly established home crumble? What do you do with the helplessness you experience in the face of it all? Here I was thinking that the vow I took on my wedding day, “Till death us do part”, would in reality be just that: “Till death us do part.” But it wasn’t to be. For at least fourteen of the twenty years we were married I lived in a fool’s paradise, thinking all was well. But soon, it would dawn on me, all was not well.
1. All writings in the Survivors' Corner are written by survivors of domestic and family violence.