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    Liberation from abuse by an all-powerful God–Marie’s Story

    If you, or a loved one, have suffered from an abusive relationship, you know the self-doubt it brings. Physical, verbal, and emotional abuse had affected Marie’s self-esteem so much, she actually believed she deserved it. Discover how God liberated Marie’s heart and gave her a new identity in Jesus Christ.

    The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

    Join Our Daily Bread Ministries as we again offer one of our most popular webinars to expose the destruction that emotional abuse brings into the home. Featured guests Leslie Vernick, author of the book The Emotionally Destructive Marriage, and Chris Moles, pastor and certified batterer intervention group facilitator, share insights into recognizing behaviors that can lead married couples beyond the…

    God’s Protection of Women

    Physical, emotional, and verbal abuse can do to a marriage what murder or rape does to a life. In this booklet, author Herb Vander Lugt shares insight from Scripture to reveal God’s compassion for and protection of women who are involved in abusive marriage relationships. You’ll discover that Moses, Jesus, and Paul all recognized that some marital conditions are worse than divorce.

    The difficult subject of abuse and how to break this dangerous cycle

    Thursday, July 12, 2012, Part 1

    “Submitting to one another in the fear of God. Wives, to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband” (Ephesians 5:21-33).

    IDEA: Misapplying a biblical text can lead to dangerous consequences.

    PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that how we handle Scripture can have bad results if we misapply it.

    Discovering the love of God – John’s Story

    Perhaps you’ve wondered if there’s a way to overcome your past. After a childhood full of turmoil and abuse, John didn’t know any other way to live. Don’t miss this inspirational story of how God changed John from the inside out.