Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt
Today, my devotional is the featured blog on my friend and fellow Christian author Alexis Goring's Devotionals for the Heart "God is Love" blog. It is in honor of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
By Jessica Brodie
It started off innocently enough, but then it became a horror movie she couldn’t escape. He caught her eye, said all the right things, and soon they were dating. Then came the jealousy—she was paying “too much attention” to her friends or her studies, she shouldn’t wear that because it “sent the wrong message,” it was her “fault” that man smiled at her, she shouldn’t tell her parents what he said because it would “make him look bad.”
Eventually, he wormed his way into controlling every aspect of her life. Her life centered on him. Angry words soon escalated. He’d punch a wall, break a glass. The first time he hit her, he bought her roses, swore it’d never happen again.
The last time he hit her, she wound up in intensive care.