It is hard to find a good God fearing man. You never know what you are going to get. I am scared for my daughter and who she might marry. I pray for her now as she is only 11 and her husband.
Originally Posted by sarah7
I think Christ gave woman more freedom than any other religion. He shows love more than any other. I think men who twist the scripture to allow them to be a dictator is so wrong! At the same time, we as wives should submit to our husbands even when we know they are wrong. So many time I have tried to tell my husband he was wrong and he doesn't want to hear it. But when I be quiet and I pray to God about it and ask God to deal with him, it is then that my husband comes to me telling me the exact thing i was praying about! I LOVE that. It is so hard though, not manipulating things so that our husbands do what we want. I have been wrong so many times but then I have been right at times too.
I don't think God really sets us up for abuse. I can tell you, I had no Godly training on how to chose a husband and I don't think anyone else in my family did either. So, really, I chose my husband, I didn't wait for God to chose him for me. In a way, I think many women make their own choice thinking on their emotions instead of waiting on God. This is how they get "stuck" with the abuser. I ended up very lucky and so are alot of my friends and family. There are a few, that I have seen that are no so "lucky." I see these poor ladies and I wonder what it was about the man that they saw? I can see that dominating abusing spirit, why couldn't they see it? I have even warned some ladies and to my surprise even after the beatings and the phone calls and the police they go running back to the man thinking he is going to change. I believe God can change anyone. Even an abuser. I once heard of a woman who walked 3 hours to hear the Word of God preached and 3 hours back only to be beatin by her husband for leaving. She was in Africa. We should pray for these people. Both parties need desperate help.
The bible in no way warrens beating women as the Koran does.
We presume that we would be ready for battle if confronted with a great crisis, but it is not the crisis that builds something within us—it simply reveals what we are made of already. -Oswald Chambers