This is so true! This abuse is destructive even without the physical abuse. The physical abuse only gives the outward proof, but the others are just as damaging with wounds that are invisible to the naked eye. But God sees all wounds…
This is one of the phrases that victims of domestic abuse regularly say. ‘He did this, he did that, he took my children, he told me I was mad, a bitch, stupid, incapable… But he has never actually hit me…’
The complete misconception that physical abuse is the only form of domestic abuse worth talking about is still frighteningly prevalent.
We at MSV feel very strongly that before anyone is ever hit, there are other forms of abuse, and often, never any physical abuse of any kind. Violence can be expressed in many, many different ways.
Victims of abuse are rarely aware that they are being abused. In a normal, healthy, loving relationship, there is a sharing. A sharing that is almost imperceptible. A sharing of ideas, opinions, responsibility and love.
In an abusive relationship, though it would first appear that this is happening, very, very slowly over time the…
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