In a post three months ago, Jeff asked “How Many Times Should Abuse Be Tolerated?”
Here is part of what he wrote:
Let’s limit a hypothetical example to physical abuse. Slapping across the face, knocking the victim down, that kind of thing. I may be wrong here in not considering all kinds of abuse – which are equally evil – but I am just trying to clarify our illustration. Here is the question then – How many times should a woman (for example) forgive her husband for slapping her across the face? By “forgive,” I mean, he says he is sorry and she says ok, and she stays with him – end of story.
I’d like to revisit this question, and I’ll start with a true story.
A couple who I know have a committed relationship which is not abusive. The man committed adultery some years ago, for a…
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