I was so grateful to hear a member of the clergy say that the church does not condone this and it no longer insists that the victim stay in the relationship. As he said, Jesus never said anyone had to live in such a way.
If anyone out there is a victim of this hateful crime, I implore you to seek help. I cannot imagine the terror you must live with day in and day out. Remember that you ARE a worthwhile individual….you DESERVE to be treated with respect….you have a RIGHT to maintain your DIGNITY …. and you ARE Loved. I wish you peace.