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The longer a child lives in this type of environment, the more violent they may become.
Teens also see violence in their homes, they may see one parent beaten and abused by the other, and sometimes one of the parents may be guilty of beating their teen.
Violence in any form- physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal is sinful; often it is a crime as well.” (When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women) Domestic violence and the permanence of marriage Some abused women believe that Catholic Church teaching on the permanence of marriage requires them to stay in an abusive relationship. They may fear that they cannot re-marry in the Catholic Church.
Typically, abusive men deny that the abuse is happening or they minimize it.
They may blame their partner for the abuse, saying, “You made me do this.” Alcohol and drugs are often associated with domestic violence but they do not cause it.
In When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women, the Catholic bishops emphasize that “no person is expected to stay in an abusive marriage.” Violence and abuse, not divorce, break up a marriage.
The abuser has already broken the marriage covenant through his or her abusive behavior.