9 Replies to “Trapped”

    1. Wow! I’m touched. I no longer feel trapped, but it has taken a long time to let God do His mighty work in my marriage. I am writing about the past only to help those who can relate and ultimately to offer hope.

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      1. I occasionally wonder if things would have changed, had I stayed in my abusive marriage. Though I cling to “there is therefore now no condemnation”–when I hear of marriages which God has redeemed beautifully, I just wonder…but I was not strong enough to live in fear each day. So I salute you for trusting HIM and enduring until HE could do HIS work. I’ve no doubt you’ll surely offer hope and encourage others.

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      2. Everyone’s situation is different, and I’m sure you did the right thing. My sister also left an abusive husband, and she is much better off for it. My husband wasn’t trying to hurt me. My pain was caused by a medical condition, but he was selfish and didn’t seem to care that he was hurting me, and I grew to resent him for it. Next week’s poem will touch on that more.

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      3. I do believe that I wouldn’t have the relationship with God/Jesus that I cherish today, had I stayed in my marriage–because my whole focus was on my husband, either to try to please him or just stay out of the way. So actually I regret the bad decision to marry, rather than the divorce. I should have paid attention to the red flags–but unfortunately, it was an “out of the frying pan, into the fire” situation, as my parents’ home was not a healthy one for me either. But God knows everything way ahead of us–and His Spirit, however dimly flickering, was planted deep with me. And He had gifted me to be single, so He knew we would have a “beautiful thing” together in my latter years–for that, my gratitude and joy are HUGE ❤ Thanks much for listening, God bless you ❤

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    1. So true. If I could rewind the clock and try again, I would do things differently. I have learned that you don’t marry someone for what they could be, you marry someone for what they are because what they are is not going to change.

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