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18 Bible Verses about Abusive Marriages

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Matthew 19:3-9

Then some Pharisees came to him in order to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful to divorce a wife for any cause?" He answered, "Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?read more.
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." They said to him, "Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?" Jesus said to them, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your hard hearts, but from the beginning it was not this way. Now I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another commits adultery."

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.

James 1:19-20

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters! Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. For human anger does not accomplish God's righteousness.

Psalm 22:24

For he did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed; he did not ignore him; when he cried out to him, he responded.

James 3:10

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. These things should not be so, my brothers and sisters.

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