Confronting Marital Abuse: Implications From The Sanctifying Influence of Marriage

Confronting Marital Abuse: Implications From The Sanctifying Influence of Marriage

Selected Scriptures

Marital problems are not marriage problems, but character problems

  1.  What is marital abuse?  Affliction
      Exodus 3:9Genesis 16:6, Joseph,
    God cares for the afflicted.
    Psalm 9:9, 12, 10:17-18, 12:5, 103:6, 146:7
    God is opposed to oppression and affliction
    Psalm 11:5, Matthew 5:21-22
  2. Why must marital abuse be confronted?
    It breaks the law in physical forms – Romans 13:4
    It hurst someone made in God’s image – Genesis 1:26
    It violates the One Flesh relationship – Genesis 2:24, Ephesians 5:31
    It disobeys the command that the husband cherish his wife – Colossians 3:19, Ephesians 5:25-31, 1 Peter 3:7
    It destroys the complementarian view of marriage
    It demisses the biblical instruction about the tongue – Psalm 12:5, 18:21, James 3:6, 9
    It disregards the ‘one anothers’
    It demonstrates behaviour similar to unbelievers – 2 Timothy 3:1-5
  3. What is the proper response to marital abuse?
    A.  For the abuser
    .       1.  Help them to realize they are caught in a sinful behavior – Galatians 6:1
    .       2.  Help them to come to conviction – Proverbs 28:13, Psalm 51:4, 2 Corinthians 7:9-10
          3.  Help this person change
    B.  For the abused
    .       1.  We will listen
          2.  Try to help you understand it is not your fault
    .       3.  Help you become an overcomer