Domestic Violence is violence in the home - or violence between family members
Most commonly it involves physical abuse of a partner or property
Violence can be:
a coping mechanism
a form of punishment
a way of controlling others
a way of resisting others
a sign of desperation
a sign of inner torment
a first or a last resort
a way of life
The following do not justify violence
Your partner cheated on you
Your partner hurt your feelings
Your partner doesn't appreciate you
Your partner doesn't understand you
Your partner is lazy
Your partner yells or nags at you
Your partner criticizes you
Your partner wants to leave you
Your partner doesn't love you
Your partner is selfish
Your partner is using you
Your partner is using drugs
Your partner has been unfaithful
Your partner has a closer relationship to others than you
Mat 8:28 When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.
Judg 9:23 God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the citizens of Shechem, who acted treacherously against Abimelech.
1 Sam 16:14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him.
1 Sam 16:15 Saul's attendants said to him, "See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.
1 Sam 16:16 Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes upon you, and you will feel better."
1 Sam 16:23 Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
1 Sam 18:10 The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the harp, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand
1 Sam 19:9 But an evil spirit from the LORD came upon Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the harp,
Mark 1:23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
Mark 1:26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
Acts 19:15 One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?"
Acts 19:16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
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