How can disrespect lead to abuse?
Abuse in a relationship can be quietly deceptive from the standard norms. A cut-out of a statement from a 20th century former Illinois governor and presidential candidate reads: “Do what you do with all your might: things half done are never done right.” It was left by a wife for her husband as a reminder that for years he has not done much right around the house. Clever idea? Yes. Abusive: Absolutely. God tells us to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15) not a backhanded jab that after years has evolved into abusive behavior. Is this how we want to live our lives?