1 in 3 women are experiencing emotional abuse
Emotional abuse happens when ongoing patterns of defensive behaviors are used to gain or maintain control over another person. In Christian marriages, the first place most women go for help is their pastor. Unfortunately, very few receive what they need.
There are two reasons these women leave often feeling helpless.
- Their true issue was not addressed. Emotional abuse is often covert, and the signs are hard to spot.
- They did not get the evaluation and tools they desperately need. When emotional abuse is uncovered, most pastors are not truly equipped with the tools to properly help these victims.
The result is secondary harm to the victim: additional confusion, despair and even a loss of their faith in God.