Feel alone Posted June 6, 2010 Share Posted June 6, 2010 Someone told me this story from my church and I was outraged. One of our members is apparently married to a man who is an alcholic. He had stopped drinking for years and recently got drunk again. This man's wife is the sister-in-law of one of our Assistant Pastors. When the man drinks, he has gotten violent and physically abusive to his wife. On the day he got drunk, his wife called her sister, the Pastor's wife, and asked that she come and get her as she was afraid. The Pastor forbid his wife from going to get her sister. He said that it would place his wife in danger. The sister not only did not go and get her sister, she did not call her back until the next day. I have known women that sufferd abuse from their husbands. Most of the time they end up staying in the situation as they have no where to turn. I think she would be safer in getting to a shelter; but, on that day, she needed to get out of the situation right away before he hurt her. She does not have a car of her own. I think that they could have devised a way to get the woman out of there without placing the sister at risk. I just can't believe that she treated her sister with what, to me, is total disregard and compassion. I am further appauled that the Pastor "forbid" his wife from going. First of all, what man thinks he can forbid his wife from doing anything? What Pastor would refuse help and shelter to someone in these circumstances? Nonetheless a relative? What sister would "obey" her husband and fail to rescue her sister? A number of people in the church know about this as the Pastor's wife told us about it. This I also think is horrible. Some members want to tell the chief Pastor about what the Asisstant Pastor has done, or failed to do. (I should add that this guy is not a young Pastor.) I think we should concentrate on finding a way to get to the other woman that she is in our prayers and offer her our support. What would you do if your sister asked you for help like this? Link to comment
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