• Topic > When Life Hurts > Abuse > Marital >

    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…

    When Love Hurts: Understanding and Healing Domestic Abuse, When Abuse is Worse than Divorce, Part I

    When a bride takes her vows, she doesn’t expect violence to mark her marriage. But sadly, for some that is the case. It’s probable that you know someone who is the victim of verbal or physical abuse: a neighbor, a daughter, a sister, or a friend. This powerful 4-part series pulls back the curtain on the dark secret of abuse and offers hope and help to those caught in its painful cycle.

    Runtime: 26 minutes

    When Violence Comes Home: Help For Victims Of Spouse Abuse

    Spousal abuse is one of the most rapidly growing problems in our culture today—even within the church. Gain insight into the causes and effects of marital abuse and find out how you can respond with godly intervention, as co-authors Tim Jackson and Jeff Olson offer help for both victims and offenders.

    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.

    Bringing clarity to the sensitive subject of submission in marriage

    Friday, July 6, 2012

    “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: How we interpret the Bible or apply the Bible can have serious consequences.

    PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that how we apply the Bible can have serious consequences.