God says in His word that as wives we must submit to our husbands, nowhere in the Bible does it say that we must be doormats. I spoke to a woman today that was telling me how her husband expected her to do everything he told her to, when she says everything she meant it. And if she didn’t unfortunately she would pay the price, either through his emotional abuse, physical abuse or verbal abuse. I had another friend who had a boyfriend who would consistently beat her up and break her down, to the point one day that she almost died from the beating he gave her—for what reason?To show his power, to have control, because he’s better. There is no excuse for this. Why do men feel they are so powerful and have such control over women that they can do this? On the other hand, why do women feel they need to stay in that kind of relationship? Such a terrible, viscious, cycle that must end. I saw it happening in churches while growing up and thought that this must be how it is supposed to be, as I got older I matured in my faith and realized that, NO, this is not how women should be treated. I saw my father hit my mother over and over again and I experienced his hand too. He also hurt my sister and brother, for power. Women should be built up and honored and made to feel as though they are worthy, not put down not destroyed not damaged.
Unfortunately, as I have said before in other blogs, men have hurt me in some pretty brutal ways, but the worst offenders were the ones who were supposed to protect me. The men who are there to protect you and love you should not hurt you or break you down and make you feel less than you are. If that’s happening, you should most definitely find a friend in whom you can put your trust and tell them, allow them to help you.
So here’s an idea, let’s build these women up, let’s make them feel worthy, let’s make them feel whole! We need to make them feel as though they are beautiful amazing creatures, they were made by God, made to be part of His church body. We can do something to make a difference if we work together. Let’s create ideas. Let’s make them feel worthy that’s the most important thing!
What would you do if you were that woman? Do you know someone in a situation like this?
Are you one of these women? Are you in crisis? Are you being hurt? Are you afraid? If you answered yes to any of these questions, PLEASE get help. Talk to a friend.
We can also start out by praying for these women. There are so many of them around the world and they vary in ages.
You are Beautiful! You are Worthy! You are Loved!