In no way, shape or form is this post condoning a husband abusing his wife. Violence in any form, is against the word of God!
Colossians 3:19 - Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
However, Jesus’ instructions to ‘turn the other cheek’, applies to both men and women, husbands and wives.
Matthew 5:38-39 - “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
A husband who does not obey the word of God, is not a reason for a wife to rebel against her husband.
1 Peter 3:1-6 - Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,
Suffering as a servant of Christ is mandated for every believer - men and women, husbands and wives.
1 Peter 2:19-20 - 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
We must follow Christ’s example:
1 John 2:6 - Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
Yet somehow, today’s Christian society has made women and wives exempt from following the teachings of Jesus. We must not align ourselves with the cultural and traditional norms of today’s society over the Bible’s teachings. The bible does not allow a wife to separate/divorce her husband for any reason, even if she is being abused.
1 Corinthians 7:10 - To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.