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Christian Worldview Verses Secular Perspective

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Domestic violence is the second most reported crime, accounting for about 25% of violent incidents reported to the police. Between a quarter and a third of all women experience some form of domestic violence from the male partner or ex-partner. Abusers are usually brought up in a dysfunctional family. Often the father, if present is violent and abusive. Spousal abuse is a specific form of domestic violence where physical or sexual abuse is perpetuated by one spouse upon another.

Most reported cases of spousal abuse involve violence by men against women. However, there is a significant minority of cases involving violence by women against men. The structural theory for this social problem will be conflict and feminist perspective. Steps that are needed to help prevent this problem would be the secondary prevention strategies. These steps include parent educational programs, parent support groups, individual counseling, home visiting program and substance abuse.

But if we as Christians would seek the Lord and obey his laws this abuse would not be happening. We should love one another as we love ourselves. Showing respect and being understanding of the differences of others allows us to be the people that God intended us to be. Knowing when to speak and when not to speak, as well as slow to anger can prevent strife. "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church." Ephesians5:25 "Wives, be subject to your husbands as it becoming I the Lord." Colossians 3:19



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