Did He Hit Her? A Compassionate Christian Response to Abusive Relationships [NOOK Book]

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Did He Hit Her tells the story of a woman who became entangled in an abusive relationship later in life with a man whose jealous and controlling behavior drained her of her vitality, happiness, and health. Did he hit her? No, not physically, but he hit her with a two-by-four of emotional abuse. Would physical violence have been more abusive than his narcissistic pathological need to control which thrust its jealous hand into her soul and cupped it over her heart, smothered it, denied it breathing space and ...

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Did He Hit Her? A Compassionate Christian Response to Abusive Relationships

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Overview

Did He Hit Her tells the story of a woman who became entangled in an abusive relationship later in life with a man whose jealous and controlling behavior drained her of her vitality, happiness, and health. Did he hit her? No, not physically, but he hit her with a two-by-four of emotional abuse. Would physical violence have been more abusive than his narcissistic pathological need to control which thrust its jealous hand into her soul and cupped it over her heart, smothered it, denied it breathing space and crushed its joy until it just could not beat another beat? He knew her vulnerability and her need and he exploited it. Emotional abuse is domestic violence.

Around the world, at least one in four women has been or will be physically or sexually abused during her lifetime. Far more will be emotionally abused. Domestic abuse does not care about how much education you have, how well raised you were, how much money you've got, how successful you've been, what kind of person you are, where you live or where you go to church.

The eBook suggests resources where women may find help. The faith crisis and spiritual challenges which can result from abuse are addressed in a compassionate Christian affirmation. Sometimes the Bible is taken out of context and misused to justify abuse or rationalize the inequality of women. The book also encourages women in an abusive relationship to affirm their rights as human beings.

If you know people who find themselves in abusive relationships, please refer this eBook to them. It is offered without cost so that it may be easily accessible to all who need it.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045645287
  • Publisher: John Zehring
  • Publication date: 7/16/2014
  • Series: Social Justice
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 165,033
  • File size: 73 KB

Meet the Author

John Zehring has served United Church of Christ congregations for twenty years as Senior Pastor in Massachusetts (Andover), Rhode Island (Kingston), and Maine (Augusta). Prior to parish ministry, he served in higher education for more than two decades, primarily in development and institutional advancement, as a dean and then as a vice president at a seminary and at a college. His interest in writing began in high school when he worked on his school newspaper. Then, he discovered devotional publications like The Upper Room and The Secret Place. His work was accepted and published dozens of times, which fueled his interest in writing. He is the author of twelve books including You Can Run a Capital Campaign (Abingdon Press), Working Smart: a Guide for New Managers (Garrett Park Press), Careers in State and Local Government (Garrett Park Press), Making Your Life Count (Judson Press), and Preparing for Work (Victor Books). His latest eBooks include: To Know God Better and to Love God More:and Treasures from Philippi. His articles have also been published in more than 200 magazines and journals. John served as a consultant, a keynote speaker, a workshop leader, a professor at the college and seminary level, and a director on boards of directors for UCC Conferences in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine. He was the founding editor of the publication Seminary Development News, a publication for seminary presidents, vice presidents and trustees (published by the Association of Theological Schools, funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment). He holds graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, Rider University, and the Earlham School of Religion. John is married to his high school sweetheart Donna and has two children and five grandchildren. He lives in two places, in central Massachusetts and by the sea in Maine.

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