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Cindy Bates January 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm

That was much needed! Thank you !

Annie rice September 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm

I need help to overcome a 39 year marriage of verbal buses. Its getting worse. I am disable and still have two grandchildren in the home. Lot of family issues. I stopped going to church because I felt I was not good enough because I could not make my full tithes. I am confused, always upset, don’t get help unless I have to ask from spouse.wouldn’t you think he would notice? Just need to hear some positive thoughts. Thanks for listening.

Jack Wellman September 6, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Hello Mrs. Rice. I am so sorry for all this heartache. I know that verbal abuse is not grounds for divorce. I think it’s bad to stop going to church because we need each other as the days grow closer to Christ’s return (Heb 10:24-25) and Satan is like a roaring lion, and he loves to see those separated from the flock of love, prayers, and support. There are over 50 “one another’s” so if will only get worse if you cut yourself off from Jesus’ church. I fear your husband is not saved. He doesn’t sound like it (1 John chapter 3), so pray that this man trusts in Christ, because only God can change a human heart (Prove 21:1; Acts 16:14). I know that’s probably not what you wanted to hear, but it is what the Bible teaches, but I will surely pray for you to endure and for your husband to be saved.

Catherine October 1, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Here’s another thought, Annie. Taken from the CBN.com website and as an extension of 1 Corinthians 7:15 about an unbelieving spouse’s desertion providing grounds for divorce and remarriage: “And some people recognize such a thing as a ‘constructive desertion,’ which would be when a husband so brutalizes his wife that it is impossible to live with him any longer; or when a wife has so harassed, or brutalized her husband that it becomes impossible for him to stay with her. When that happens, whether or not the person actually moves out, the situation is the equivalent of desertion, and divorce and remarriage are permissible.” (CBN.com, “What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Remarriage,” CBN.

Jack Wellman October 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Thank you Catherine.

Annie September 7, 2017 at 7:36 am

Thankyou for your thoughts and prayers

Jack Wellman September 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

Still praying for you Annie. I know the Lord hears our prayers.

Bella August 26, 2018 at 12:06 pm

verbally abused. Husband does not want me to work to support us and thinks we can live on canada pension ( 350.00) a month and stay home. I confess I have retaliated verbally. So much abuse over 40 years of marriage that I live in fear around him whenever he is around. Hard to please him all the time. I don’t want to lose our children or g. children. They haven’t got a clue how hard it is. Rise early to pray and instead receive verbal onslaught. No place to go for safety. Pray for me for wisdom. I dont talk anymore. No friends. I have hurt him too.

Sandra March 4, 2020 at 1:21 pm

I keep going through this cycle with my husband. We’ll be getting along and out of the blue, he’ll say something really mean to me. Like I’ll ask him to repeat himself because I didn’t hear what he said (I am hard of hearing) and he’ll say, “PAY ATTENTION!” I know this may not seem that bad to some people but I always get hurt and then pull away for a few days and not say much to him at all. He continually tells me how much he loves me and if I don’t say it back to him, I hear about that too. He had an abusive childhood and I know he needs extra assurance that he is loved. But how can you love and trust someone when you never know what and when you’re going to get hurt again?

Jack Wellman March 4, 2020 at 1:36 pm

I am sorry for this Sandar. I know I am hard of hearing too and get things repeated to me at a higher volumen than necessary when I tell them I didn’t hear them. It makes others a little agitated when they have to repeat things. As for how can you love and trust someone when you never know what and when you’re going to get hurt. I would say that Romans 5:6-10 helps me when I am treated this way. It says God loved us while we were still ungodly, wicked enemies of God, so how could God love us when none of us are good (Rom 3:10-12)? We must pray that God softens his heart. We cannot change people…only how we react to them. God alone can change their hearts (Prov 21:1).

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