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§      Abuse

§      Children abusing their elderly parents, when the Bible clearly teaches children to honor their parents.

§      A decade old government study suggested that 1 to 2 million adults over 60 are abused each year, this includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse.

§      Then there is child abuse.

§      Approximately 1 million children are abused each year, but the Bible says in Ps 127:3, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”

§      Another form of child abuse is the absent parent.

§      In a study now almost five years old, over 1/3 of America’s children, 24 million, are growing up without their father. 20 million in a single parent home. 1/3 of the births in 2000, 1.35 million, occurred out of wedlock.

§      Children who live absent their biological fathers are at least two to three times more likely to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live with their married, biological (or adoptive) parents.

§      Absence is also a form of  abuse. Men the natural place is in the home with your family, not with your buddies.

§      Women the same thing is true for you. The old saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder should be that absence makes the heart wander.

§      Then there is spouse abuse. A woman is beaten every 15 seconds. Half of all women will be battered or physically abused in their life. Every six hours a woman is beaten to death. Violence against women in the home causes more injuries to women than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

§      Surprisingly, some studies have indicated that women were more likely than men to abuse their partner. All of this contradicts what God said in Eph 5:22-28, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”

§      Adultery
The Janus Report on Sexual Behavior (1993) found that, "More than one-third of men and one-quarter of women admit having had at least one extramarital sexual experience."

§      While one report had the numbers much higher saying, “75 % of men have had extra-marital relationships and that 60% of women have committed adultery and that in 80% of marriages, at least one of the partners will have an affair.”

§      No matter the numbers, God plainly and clearly says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Gen 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

§      Having a form of godliness.

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