When Ps Jason Meyer mutualized the blame in domestic abuse

A Cry For Justice

In a video posted by Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Jason Meyer introduced Pastor Chris Moles’ presentation on domestic abuse at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Meyer explained headship and submission and he gave an example of how he counseled an ‘insensitive husband’.

Meyer told the husband, “You’re tearing each other apart”.

By saying ‘each other’ Jason Meyer was mutualizing the blame: he was depicting both spouses as tearing the relationship apart.

Here is a transcript of a portion of the video where Meyer is talking about the ‘insensitive husband.” (transcription starts 26:35 in the video  vimeo.com/218959931 )

…Two halves of one. Become one flesh.  And so now he says husbands – it’s not just sinful to not love your wife.  It’s stupid.  It’s incredibly stupid. Because when you hurt her it’s a boomerang – you’re just hurting yourself.  And he says nobody does that.  When you wake up in the morning you don’t…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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