Hi Niralanders. I seldom discuss my PERSONAL (DEEP) secrets with people whom I do not know however there is something that is bothering me. My neighbor is being abused and after having running to my apartment on several occasions for refuge shes once again taken the creep back and she is. . .avoiding me. She doesnt make eye contact with me anymore and I have actually seen her scurry to her car before I could see any new scars. I really want to help the poor lady.
It hits close to home. My mother has been in two physically abusive relationships as a young girl before seeking God she would often times use her cultural heritage to justify her misfortune. She, like many young girls from her country, would say "If a man doesn't hit/ discipline you, he doesn't love you!". I have been in one abusive relationship about two years ago which I will not get into details.
Often times physical abuse begins as emotional then gradually becoming physical. I have actually heard some men AND women say that some men are "justified" in hitting their female counterparts. I am certain there are women who are devious and provoke more than they need to however its never ok.
What are some of your views on abuse? Should I intervene or leave it to her and just pray?