And this isn’t something old. This is from 2012.
There is a massive problem with the Religiously Christian over the rights of women. See the dialogue of the Bible places women in positions secondary to the men. The men are always generally right unless decided by a jury of their peers. Which generally means some pretty awful things have been gotten away with.
In this you see the classical problem to Domestic Violence. Husband beats wife, Wife turns to book of 2000 year old rules to solve situation and the same mentality prompts her friend to defend the man who assaulted her with “It’s because you don’t love him enough”.
And it only took 17 years for him to change! What if he didn’t? Then it’s still clearly your fault. Men who aren’t loved turn punchy. Everyone knows that!
Others can help by responding to domestic violence as if it were a crime rather than something to be blamed on the victim. What was more important was the conversion of a new person to this denomination than the safety, sanity and health of this women. I hope she is hypothetical. I really do.