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Redemptive Suffering and Abuse

August 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Suffering

Dear Father Edward, does the idea of redemptive suffering apply only to physical suffering or does it also extend to submission to emotional/mental/spiritual suffering that comes from an abusive relationship? If I am the target of regular mistreatment by my husband and I offer it up, is this the same as redemptive suffering? Dear friend, it sounds like your situation is very challenging. I will do... Read More