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?  

Rev. Dr. Craig A. Brewick, Christian Hope Counseling
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