Why Abusers Abuse – Power

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Marital Abuse/Why Abusers Abuse

Abuse is evil. God hates it! 1   Why does an abuser abuse? What is going through his mind?!   Abuse of Power “Abuse implies there is power given for the purpose of protecting and building those under the abuser’s authority – not for self-serving purposes. Mere self-focus leads to passive abuse (neglect), but aggressive pursuit […]

Why Abusers Abuse #2 – Addiction

This entry is part 2 of 3 of 3 in the series Marital Abuse/Why Abusers Abuse

In the last post , I suggested that narcissistic obsession with power is the root of abusive behaviour. It does not take many instances in which a new husband exerts his authority at the expense of his wife – and she allows this (believing God wants her to submit to everything her husband says) – […]

Why Abusers Abuse #3 – Abusive Background

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Marital Abuse/Why Abusers Abuse

In this series 3 on “Why Abusers Abuse”, we discussed the lust for power and how it turns into an addiction. One other idea to explore is the part an abuser’s background plays in his current behaviour. FACTS “In a family where violence is observed by the children, but not addressed in a healthy way, […]