Dear Divorced Christian, That term still stings, doesn’t it?
It seems as if people everywhere want you to wear a large, scarlet letter “D” around your neck.
May-June 2015 The couple faced legal trouble after it was discovered Heard brought their Yorkshire Terriers into Australia illegally.
Every form you complete asks if you are divorced or widowed, not just single or married.
You are often scorned by the church because of your past.
Looking from the outside, you would think when someone finally escapes an abusive relationship, the worst is over. And parts of it can, surprisingly, be tougher and more painful, in a way, than the suffering they endured at the hands of their tormentor.
But after the external danger is gone, and the abuser is (at least physically) out of the picture, the survivor’s internal journey is only beginning.
Later, as allegations of abuse emerged, coverage of their relationship took a noticeably darker turn, with lurid reports — and later video and photos — of violent outbursts and alleged physical abuse.