Statistics show that marriage is the most protective factor

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Domestic or partner abuse is common and much more commonly happens to girls/women than to men.  Relationships between men and women were not designed to be this way:

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,”

Ephesians 5:22, 25

At the Fall Adam and Eve decided they knew better than God. This resulted in, amongst other things, a broken relationship between man and woman. Now, instead of wanting the best for each other they would fight for control and put each other down.

Sadly, Christians are not immune to these difficulties; you may have even experienced domestic abuse within your own family (if so, it’s important to seek support and counsel from someone you trust). But is there anything that can be done to protect your future family?

Recent government statistics looking at women most at risk of domestic or partner abuse showed that marriage is overwhelmingly the most protective factor.

Those couples who have made a commitment to each other and promised to love each other forever whatever happens are much less likely to experience abuse in that relationship than those who are in non-committed relationships or those who are cohabiting. Those who have experienced broken relationships are at an even higher risk.

Evidence constantly proves that God’s way is the best way! No marriage is perfect but the alternatives are far worse!

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”       Genesis 2:24 ESV

(If you or anyone you know is experiencing any kind of abuse then please talk to someone. Don’t think that no one will believe you or that it is your fault, talk to someone you trust today.)