Your Faith Can Come Back After Abuse
It is always there for you
I almost lost my faith in God during my abusive relationship. What caused me to turn away from God?
- The church’s stance on divorce. I still have guilt over this one. I wish more was taught about abuse, especially manipulation and coercive control. I think these topics get skipped over because they are so sensitive.
- The teaching to be a “submissive” wife that is prevalent in many religions. I thought if I “obeyed” my husband God would step in and make him behave but that doesn’t seem to be how it works. He just got more abusive when I stopped asking him to be a decent husband and father.
- Trying to love my husband back to normal. It almost seemed that he took some perverse pleasure in seeing me try to respond in love to all the cruel things he did.
- The darkness and loss of being in a controlling and abusive relationship. I felt lost and alone and didn’t understand how God could turn away from me. In reality, God was always there with me. I had to learn to let go of everything I put above my faith before it could be restored to me.
How do we help our children who are still in a relationship with an abusive parent? We can continue to heal and set a good example as we lead our children to a better life.
I share how I recovered my faith and encourage you to hold onto any faith you have as you choose to continue your journey to freedom in the podcast below.
Blessings on your journey to healing!