Why Some Women Keep Living With Abusive Men
Last updated 3/15/2014 at 1:46pm
In the nation of Colombia, a woman is killed by her husband or partner every four days. The problem is so serious that sociologists have coined a new term for it: femicidio, or femicide. I also know that abuse is very prevalent on many reservations in North America.
I've often quoted the statistics about domestic violence, but when I was in the Colombian city of Barranquilla, I saw the scars up close. The emotional pain I encountered while praying with and counseling women there was excruciating. Some were gang raped as teenagers. Others were sexually molested by relatives. Many had been s...