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Woman says God's 'crazy' love delivered her from an abusive relationship

Deborah was in a dangerous relationship, but God delivered her and rebuilt her life (Credit: CBNArticle By Angel Martin // EEW Magazine Inspiration

Share vDeborah knew aout God at an early age, but it wasn’t until she nearly lost her life in an abusive relationship that she totally surrendered.

“I took a blow to the face, closed fist,” she told CBN of the very first time her boyfriend laid hands on her. “I think it was like an initial shock at first, but then it was like, what do we do, where do we go from here?”

For a while, Deborah didn’t go anywhere.

Her need to please others, which she had struggled with since childhood, led her down a destructive path. She stayed under her manipulative partner’s thumb of control, even dealing with his threats at gunpoint.

According to Deborah, the abuse worsened.

And yet, she held on to hope that something would be different, even better soon enough.

“I think it was me thinking I could change him,” she admitted—a mistake that many battered women make. She thought, “If I would just show him more love, then maybe this won’t happen.”

A prisoner of faulty thinking, Deborah became isolated from family, friends and church.

By the time she hit rock bottom, she felt so far away from God.

So then, how did she get out of that relationship and find her way back into the loving arms of the Father?

Watch Deborah’s emotional story below to find out.

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