In Need of Guidance

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Prayer Request:

I have been with the same man for almost 5 years now. We’ve been married for just over one year and now we’re expecting a child. During this time there have been occasions where he has hit me. I never left because I was thinking that it would pass, and that I was committed. I thought that being married meant that you have to help your partner through. Walking out was not an option, especially considering I have given so much of myself. He recently did it again, but worse! Fully aware that I’m pregnant.

I’m so conflicted. I’m afraid, yet I know he loves me and I want the marriage to work if he gets helps. What do I do? If I walk, I’m essentially leaving everything including my marriage and have no support structures were I currently am. Plus with a child on the way… will I not be robbing her of having a father??

What are your thoughts? Any advice for this young lady?

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Pack a bag and put it in a place where he will not find it, and then when it is safe to leave get out as soon as you can. There should be safe havens or women’s shelters in your area. Ask the police where they are or even have them take you there if necessary. When you are safe, pray for God’s guidance and lift up your husband to the Lord also. Ask Him to send the Holy Spirit to work on your husband’s heart. But even if he seems changed, don’t go back until you have counseling and… Read more »