When domestic abuse is present in Christian communities, it has a particularly insidious twist. Because “male headship” is taught by many churches as a core Scriptural principle, violent or abusive men often live unquestioned and unchallenged to control their families behind closed doors and are able to say “God put me in control” as some kind of trump card.
Over the past two weeks three NFL players have come under fire for abusive behaviors. These recent events give rise to the 5 things Christians need to know about domestic violence in the NFL.
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