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Battered Without Bruises

Battered Without Bruises

Statistics reveal that churched families are not immune to abuse in the home, but few people dare to talk about it. Sometimes abuse doesn't even show because there are no bruises or black eyes or knocked-out teeth. Still, many women connected to the Church are repeatedly subjected to verbal assault, emotional terrorism, financial tyranny or demeaning sexual behavior. "But he never hits me," does not make these abuses okay and is no excuse for the equally—or perhaps even greate—damaging trauma of invisible abuse. Battered Without Bruises dares to talk about it. It is the gripping account of one woman's emotional and psychological battering by her husband and the inspiring insights for life she gained from that experience.