Christian Marriage and the Misuse of Scripture, Part 3 – Forgiveness

Powerful words for victims of abuse.

ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

We continue this series on abuse in Christian marriage with the widely misunderstood topic of forgiveness.

Christ came to forgive sins (Matt. 26: 28; Rom. 5: 28). He repeatedly forgave sinners (Luke 7: 44-50), using the words, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” even from the cross (Luke 23: 34).

Christians are called on to love their enemies, to forgive those who persecute them (Matt: 5:44; Luke 6: 27-29). The Lord’s Prayer contains the line, “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us” (Matt. 6: 12).

“Forgiveness Requires that a Woman Return to an Unsafe Marriage”

But the assertion that forgiveness requires a woman to return to an unsafe marriage is patently false.

Forgiveness and trust are distinct from one another. A Christian woman may choose to forgive her husband’s caustic comments, his violence and brutality – electing…

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2 thoughts on “Christian Marriage and the Misuse of Scripture, Part 3 – Forgiveness

    • You are welcome. You all have a part to play in helping victims… and yours is crucial. Victims need good legal representation to help them get free. God bless you for all that you do and have done to help victims over the years!

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