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The Natural Regression of a Woman
Mable celebrated her forty-seventh birthday today. Birthdays, like anniversaries, tend to stir-up the “way back machine,” and so it did for Mable as she spent most of her morning reflecting on her life.
In Debilitated and Diminished, Anne Dryburgh has written a thoroughly researched treatise on the reality of emotional abuse in marriages. For this all too common problem to be addressed, it takes the accurate understanding and involvement of caring people. This book helps those involved to understand and to know how to appropriately walk alongside and provide hope to those in need of help. She shares insights from multiple scholarly resources; but ultimately gives us a biblically accurate, Christ-centered approach to this difficult topic. She helps us understand the dynamic of the control behind the abuse, and then carefully gives instructions to address this dynamic. There is no simple fix, but accurately understanding the problem and walking through it rather than sweeping it under the rug or blaming the victim is what gives hope and encouragement. For the abused, she describes the biblical resources to grow spiritually and respond biblically in the midst of these difficult circumsta…