We are going to visit a sister at the hospital who was battered badly by her “fiancee”. This statement doesn’t begin to tell the horror or tragedy of a violent relationship. It is never in our plan to be involved with someone who is violent, nor is it our plan to ever strike out at another. It certainly isn’t God’s plan where a man should love a woman like he loves his own body.
What do we do about Domestic Violence? If angry, may I suggest God’s words to Cane! Flee from sin! Don’t get yourself so out of control that you might hurt someone. If you are attacked, the same words work! Flee! Be safe!
What about the well meaning outsiders that say a Christian has to be faithful to a mate in a dangerous situation? My thought would be to offer to trade places and let them live with this tragedy. Be safe!
As I prepare to teach Domestic Violence to Health Care Professionals (+ HIV update and Medical Errors), I am praying that we can make a difference in our communities. Pray for me also!
Am also starting a series of inservices on Marriage Enrichment for Health Care Professionals……