The most recent, “This is Gonna Hurt” podcast takes up the controversy surrounding Paige Patterson’s, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, comments about counseling an abused spouse to stay in her relationship. Some of the questions we answer are:
What are the biblical reasons for divorce?
Is physical abuse biblical cause?
What are the responsibilities of the pastor?
What is Gordon’ opinion?
If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Patterson’s comments you can find them at: https://baptistnews.com/article/sbc-leader-under-fire-for-comments-about-divorce-abuse/#.Wud7JUxFw2w
Essentially, he tells a story of counseling a wife to stay in an abusive relationship and stating to be “happy” when she comes back abused. As the furor erupted over his comments, he issued a response. You can find that below.
Paige Patterson’s Response: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/29/southern-baptist-leader-pushes-back-after-comments-leak-urging-abused-women-to-pray-and-avoid-divorce/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9518447f091b
In the podcast, I give my opinion on the issue and discuss the related bible verses: Matthew 19:3-9, 1 Corinthians 7:12-16.
Correction: I believe at one point I say, “Matthew 7”, but I intended to say, “1 Corinthians 7”.
In reading this or listening to the podcast, I hope these links might be helpful.
Signs of Domestic Abuse: https://helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm
Domestic Abuse Hotline: http://www.thehotline.org/
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