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Spoken from a wounded place
on May 4, 2017
This book makes me very sad. It seems to have been written from a place of terrible pain. I hurt for the horrible things that have been said and done to people to control them in "the name of Jesus." And that is very wrong. But it doesn't make this book biblically accurate.
She says, " Jesus always retained his rights." Philippians 2:5-8 say that even though Christ was God He "emptied himself taking the form of a servant.... and humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." He had full rights to sit at the right hand of the Father but gave that up for us.
The twisting of Scripture happens when people use verses out of context to tell you what they want you to do to control you. For example , God tells us in Ephesians 5:22 that women are to submit to their husbands. Nowhere in the Bible does it tell husbands to make their wives submit. It is a woman's choice between her and God under the guidance of the Scriptures when and how to submit. In the same way, Ephesians 5:25 tells husbands to sacrifice for their wives as Christ sacrificed for the church. But it never tells wives to make her husband sacrifice or tell him what that must look like in their marriage. That is a choice he also must make prayerfully in the context of God's Word.
I recommend Leslie Vernick for wise, biblically based guidance for the woman in a "twisted" relationship.