In this article, Ed Welch argues that domestic anger and violence hide from public and church view—the abused person often keeps silent. But at some point, when the anger and violence become known, the church must take action, addressing both personal safety and theological matters—and this might include church discipline. Welch maintains that pastoral care for the abused woman is vital. The abused woman must have help in seeking wisdom in how to respond to her husband’s anger. Welch concludes that, ultimately, the abuser’s anger is against God.
Living with an Angry Husband
from the Journal of Biblical Counseling 24:4 | 2006