Monday Sep 25, 2023

Is Your Relationship Abusive?

No Relationship is perfect. But when does "not perfect" cross the line into abuse? That's the question Leslie answers in today's episode. 

1. Types of Relationships:

  • Differentiate between difficult, disappointing, and destructive marriages.
  • Difficulties can bring couples closer if handled maturely.
  • There are many external stressors in marriages.

2. Disappointing Marriages:

  • Discuss common expectations that lead to disappointment.
  • Emphasize the importance of accepting imperfections in a spouse.

3. Recognizing Destructive Relationships:

  • Define abusive and destructive relationships.
  • What the Bible teaches about love, harm, and taking responsibility.
  • If an abusive incident happens, it is very important that the behavior does not continue.  

4. Types of Abuse:

  • Emotional, financial, sexual, and spiritual.
  • Leslie explains the motivations behind using these abusive tactics, primarily control and power.
  • What is the impact of abusive tactics on the victim's self-esteem and freedom?

5. Addressing Sexual Abuse:

  • Misconceptions about sexual abuse in marriage.
  • Analyze 1 Corinthians 7 and its interpretation regarding consent.
  • The importance of mutual respect and consent in marital intimacy.

6. Emotional Abuse:

  • Is "emotional abuse" talked about in the Bible?
  • The power of words and their impact on individuals.
  • Scriptural references about the impact of words on relationships.

7. Taking Responsibility:

  • Leslie and Julie discuss the notion of provocation in abusive relationships.
  • The reality of individual responsibility for emotional reactions.
  • Self-awareness and self-improvement is encouraged in order to break the cycle of abuse.

8. Seeking Help:

  • Guidance for individuals in abusive relationships.

Kindle version of Leslie's book, "The Emotionally Destructive Marriage"

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