Stop domestic violence!
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January 24, 2020

Stop domestic violence!

EDITOR: Violent, aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner, is common in some societies. Both men and women are victims of abuse by their spouses or partners. In most cases though, men are the perpetrators. Abusive men, ask yourselves: Is it something to be proud of when I abuse my partner with hurtful words or physical violence?

What joy comes from slapping, pushing, boxing, kicking, or hitting my partner with my hand or with an object? Would I love to be treated in an abusive way?

How does the Most High God, Jehovah, and His Son Jesus feel when they see me abusing my partner verbally, physically, or otherwise? Psalm 83:18; Luke 1:31, 32. No doubt they are not pleased!

Do I really respect Jehovah and His Son? If we respect God and His Son, then we will NEVER practice domestic violence! Instead, we will treat our partner in a loving way. Colossians 3:13, 14 urge us to be willing to put up with one another even if some serious disagreement or a quarrel should happen. Be willing to forgive and avoid harbouring resentment against your partner. Show love. Speak calmly with each other to settle the problem and keep peace between yourselves. Matthew 5:9. Being violent to one’s partner is very selfish and stupid! Stop domestic violence! Show respect for Jehovah, the one who gave us life, by following the best advice in His Holy Word, the Bible.

Simeon James