To say it hurts to be betrayed is an immense understatement, but to express the anguish that’s experienced when an intimate partner deceives you—not once, or twice, but repeatedly through domestic abuse—is impossible to describe. The cycle of both major and minor betrayals show just how much narcissistic parters care—about themselves.
Even one betrayal is shattering. Jesus allowed Judas Iscariot into His intimate circle, sharing wine and laughs, bread and life-giving conversation. And more. Yet for a mere fistful of coins, Judas sold his Master’s life, condemning Him to an excruciating death.
Our Lord knows all about betrayal. He can help us through this, if we ask.
Betrayal is such an intricate topic that I found it necessary to go more into depth in my the book I'm currently writing, Don't Plant Your Seeds Among Thorns: A Catholic Guide to Domestic Abuse. Here, I’ll just cover a few basic essentials.
I'm Jenny duBay, a domestic abuse survivor and now advocate. My degree is in Christian theology with a concentration on spiritual direction, and my vocational emphasis is on helping those who have suffered from domestic abuse to heal and reclaim their true selves.