Twenty times! That's how many times it took me to leave my abusive ex-husband for good. Twenty times! I will never forget my first attempt. My ex-husband had used his .22 hand gun to punch me in the nose. He must have felt really bad about it, because I was really bloody. He willingly let me drive myself to the emergency room. I was mortified. But somehow, I found the strength to tell someone about my abuse for the very first time. Of course, he was sorry for what he did. He even bought me flowers! So, I went back.
As time went by, the abuse only got worse, the apologies grew fewer and the flowers stopped being pretty. I found myself spending the night with my family, more than my own home. The only reason that I went back was because of the burden that I was putting on my family. I praise God that they never did turn me away! Not even to teach me a "tough-love" lesson. Had it not been my silent prayers and their unconditional love, I would have eventually been killed.
My twentieth attempt of leaving him paved the road all the way to the survivor that I am today. I survived so that I can share my experiences with you. My ex-husband might have meant to harm me, but God meant it for good. (Genesis 50:20) October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by Candy Goldie or search for articles on the same topic or others.