Marriage | Spousal abuse is a widespread sin that many churches ignore at their—and their members’—peril
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/10/18, 11:01 am
On Jan. 27, 2015, T—to protect privacy we are using only an initial—emailed leaders of her nondenominational church in western Washington state: “I’m asking for HELP! I’m desperately asking for help.” She said her husband had abused her with threats, lies, blame-shifting, and manipulation throughout 24 years of their marriage. She felt lost, afraid, broken.