Abuse – Mormon Quotes

Ensign, May 1992, pg. 31; The victim must do all in his or her power to stop the abuse. Most often, the victim is innocent because of being disabled by fear or the power or authority of the offender. At some point in time, however, the Lord may prompt a victim to recognize a degree of responsibility for abuse. Your priesthood leader will help assess your responsibility so that, if needed, it can be addressed…

     As a victim, do not waste effort in revenge or retribution against your aggressor. Focus on your responsibility to do what is in your power to correct. Leave the handling of the offender to civil and Church authorities. Whatever they do, eventually the guilty will face the Perfect Judge. Ultimately the unrepentant abuser will be punished by a just God.” – Richard Scott

Psalm 18:45-48; The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.  46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.  47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.  48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

EXCUSE ME???  How could a young child be responsible for stopping any abuse?  How could they ever be responsible for even a shred of any abuse taking place?  Who do these people think they are assessing the victim’s responsibility?    Shame, shame on them.

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