I just got back from a restaurant where I met up with four Christian women. Our conversation quickly turned to our husbands. It was tough to listen at times. Heartbreaking, really.
His alcoholism that lead to the divorce.
The emotional abuse that has her wondering how long she should stay.
His negativism and nitpicking that keeps her down.
This post is not about how women are never at fault for a crumbling marriage or to vilify men. I don’t want to debate whether or not Christians should be getting divorced.
This post is me trying to figure out why my girlfriends are suffering, and not at the hand of a nameless stranger or evil bad guy one would find lurking in a dark alley.
The pain comes from their Christian husband.
When I sit at a restaurant table and listen to these women – my sisters – my heart aches.
Then comes the anger.
Do you have friends suffering in their marriage?
How can we help them?