Escape from an abusive marriage

It started with finding the courage within.

I got married at a very young age, and my husband was very young, too. And he went into the navy. He'd come home drinking after gambling. And, over a period of time, this became a more frequent thing with him.

The kids and I were having some wonderful healings through my study of Christian Science. And this, I think, was really a threat to him, because in looking back on it now, I think he probably felt that he was losing some control here. I was turning to God and depending more on God and less on my husband for everything.

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