with Dr. Carol Francis
Abusive Relationships are hard to flee. Sometimes religion, religious creeds, and religious moralizing are used to manipulate the abused to remain harnessed or trapped in the marriages, families or kidnapping circumstances. Guilt or feeling sorry for the abuser or even feeling it is “God’s will” to be long suffering or be bravely dealing with the pain is used as a noose to keep abused individuals attached. Catholic Priests have used such techniques as you can see in my other shows. But wives and husbands and children need to realize that religion faith should never be used as a reason to be disrespectful toward yourself nor subject yourself to cruelty in the name of some religious teaching.