I saw this on youtube yesterday and I have not been able to get my mind off of it. Its a short film that advocates that the Christian response to being physically abused is to stay with the abuser, even (especially?) when you have little kids.

Its pretty graphic in the portrayal of abuse. I looked around for some background on this film, but all I could find was a couple other people confused by it and a stage-mom site where the parents of the actors were patting each other on the back.

I'm not asking if God really asks people to stay with their abuser. I'm sure he doesn't. But in this day and age are there really Christians who think that is the right thing to do? The mere existence of this film is just abhorrent to me.

****triggering for depiction of physical violence to children as well as abusive language****
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C09IQVri7BY
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Like a spent gladiator
crawling in the colosseum dust
who can count on his remaining limbs
all the people he can trust.
Like the one who stands behind him
cheering him on
Estatic when he stands defiant,
wild with abandon when he's gone

just stay alive.
do whatever you need to.
you are worth it.