Their couple relationship had been an abusive one almost since the beginning and she had tolerated it for a long time. She could have left him but when her young daughter shared how afraid she was of “that man” she realised that she could no longer fool herself. “This is not a loving relationship and should not continue. We all need to learn to understand what love should be. Do I want her to spend her life living in fear? It can even affect her future ability to relate.”
There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear. If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11-18.
Pope Francis: By serenely contemplating the ultimate fulfilment of each human person parents will be even more aware of the precious gift entrusted to them. AL