Bail Him Out of Jail!??
edited: Thursday, October 11, 2007
By Jocelyn Andersen
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
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...tried to suffocate me in his attempt to "calm me down" and all I hear from church elders is when are you going to bail him out of jail!??
Below is an email I recieved from a battered wife which drives home the absolute need for an organization like the Dorcas Network.
Quote: My husband, a preacher, tried to suffocate me in his attempt to "calm me down" and all I hear from church elders is when are you going to bail him out of jail?
They did not care to find out what actually transpired - they were quick to demand that I bail my husband out because he is my husband!! They totally forget the fact that he could have killed me and my children.
What kind of counseling help can these church elders provide when they are quick to point fingers before even finding out the truth of the matter?
And church members throw Ephesians 4 (wives submit to your husband....) at me, demanding to know if I know "my place!"
Forget about a safety plan from a church, or your neighbors for that matter too. I have found that my safest bet was with people who have dealt with domestic violence and know what to do. End Quote
Jocelyln's Comment: It is a shame and a reproach upon the Christian community that almost no one in the local churches knows what to do in a domestic violence situation.
That is why I formed the Dorcas Network.
When are you going to bail your husband out!??
God help us.
Visit http://TheDorcasNetwork.org to become part of the solution. Join the Network! It's free.