This is something that happens to both genders as well as to kids dating and still in school even, so it is a problem everywhere and growing. It even happens with brothers & sisters in families as well as moms and dads.
My mother use to get beat continually by my first step dad, the Lord killed him before i could get old enough to do so.
I have known several men that were beat upon by their wives and these men were big men, far bigger than their wives, yet the men never raised a hand against those women.
We have womens resource help, but where is the mens resource help for a problem thats getting very bad as well?
It's something that is done due to our belief system of "Have it your way" no matter who your have to step on or beat down to get-r-done.
This is one of the reasons we have an epidemic in bullying on the internet and in schools daily as well as in homes or at work, it's everywhere. Very sad state of affairs we are in here with our desire to please self at the expence of others.
But when a nation removes Gods rules of treating others better than self and replaces them with our own warped set of rules to govern by thats what you get.
A self destructing society as OURS has become and is getting worse every second as world wide insecurities become more promanant and no one really knows whats gonna happen next or who they can depend on for help.
With OUR Govts. impending laws inableing it more control of every aspect of OUR lives daily leaving us with absolutely no security what so ever, it's no wonder people are going off the deep end and striking out. I'm not saying it's right, just the causes for it's spreading like wildfire and will continue until God is allowed his will for OUR lives and OUR distructive will is removed.
I don't think god has anything to do with it either way, this is about power and fear. If you have a little power you want more, using fear is a good way of doing it. As a Native I was told and my ancestors were told that god wants things his way and to get things his way we have to be beaten because we are the heathen hoard and need to be brought into line with his thinking. People abuse each other because they are angry at their place in life and fearful of losing that place. Contradiction, yes I know but the truth. They are so afraid of losing what little they have they lash out. When the priests first came they had no power because we didn't know nor care about their god, we had to be saved and as a result many died from the beatings. Fear and anger drive abuse, power and control or the lack there of drive the fear and anger. This god has little to do with either unless he is being used to promote the control through fear of abuse.
Oldwolf you are correct about it being a power trip and it can be played by many.
Oldwolf i'm sorry you were abused by those that were supposed to be showing you the love of Jesus, but have in fact driven you away from truly knowing the peace & love of Christ.
But as 2 Peter 5:8 shows, Satan goes about like a roaring lion seeking to devour people and he uses other people as a means to help devour, control others out of fear and hate, with religious zealots, priests, that have NO HOPE for anyone leading the way in these distructive actions.
It's a vicious circle of abuse, that is very hard to break without True love from Christ with patience and many years may be involved for healing. Sometimes healing never comes though even with much love & prayer. Very sad what we do to each other out of SELF ish desires and hunder for power over others, but thats mankind in OUR fallen sinful state which is not what was ment for us at all but will continue until God says ENOUGH.
If I didn't say it before here it is; jesus and this god are fictional.
Have I or someone I know been a victim of domestic violence? Yes. My father was violent toward my mother, and she left him only when he threatened my then six-year-old brother. Later in life, my mother became physically violent toward me throughout my teenage years, even going so far as to start hitting my head against the brick wall of the house. My step-dad saved me. She was often very physically violent with him as well, but he was much stronger than she and would simply subdue her. He never hit her or threatened her in any way.
I ran away from her at age eighteen, marrying a man who would soon afterward start beating me to subdue my independent nature. He once choked me to unconsciousness, once chipped a shoulder bone and bruised a rib. One time he threw me on the floor and kicked me repeatedly in one spot on my leg. The bruising was horrendous, and I had difficulty sitting for a long time. He would threaten to kill me. One day, he left me for another woman. He also beat her. He beat up my mother one time, kicking her when she had fallen. He also hit his elderly father many years later. A legacy of violence, yes, but it was his demeaning words and emotional abuse that stayed with me long after the bones and bruises healed. Emotional abuse is equally as devastating as physical abuse; it's just not as visible.
In my twenties, my mother would repeatedly call me and threaten violence. She would continue to threaten to beat me up, and say the most horrible things to and about me, until my new husband told her she would not do that anymore, and he gave me strength to stand up to her.
My step-sister was married to a man who eventually choked her to death. And just to make sure, smashed-in her face with his workboot.
Living with violence or the ongoing threat of violence takes a terrible toll on a person's view of themselves and the world. It is possible to overcome that and be a stronger person, but it takes a lot of work, and more importantly, support and outside help.
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