The skilled offender becomes progressively more abusive the longer he maintains control over his target woman. This is a truth universally acknowledged by those who have professional or long-term personal experience in the dynamics of domestic abuse.
For their hearts are like an oven
As they approach their plotting;
Their anger smolders all night,
In the morning it burns like a flaming fire. (Hosea 7:6)
I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter;
And I did not know that they had devised plots against me (Jer. 11:19a)
… she is completely powerless as to the level of abuse she is receiving. He dictates, he measures… she has no control over that at all. Even if she went along with all of his wishes he could still be abusive the next day.
Men who abuse women ‘use the same tactics as pedophiles and I’ve never met one who wanted to change’
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