PSA: I'm 100% certain that, if asked, my old churches would say, "We're 100% opposed to any type of abuse."

Meanwhile, they had Pearl marriage and child-raising books being passed around the women's and children's ministry.
Meanwhile, they regularly gave sermons on submitting to authority.
ALL authority.
Even if the authority is wrong about something, you submit to the wrong thing, & God will bless your submission.
Meanwhile, they regularly gave lessons on trusting God to provide, & talked about how feminists and women working were destroying the family.
Meanwhile, any voice of dissent or questioning is silenced, and any accusations about men of God are called gossip.
Meanwhile, the woman is told to constantly, continuously submit to sex, whether she feels like it or not, whether she wants to or not, whether she's fertile or not, because without it, her man will SURELY look elsewhere.
Meanwhile, no one realizes that the sum total of all of these teachings mean that anyone who IS abused is likely
-believing God wants her to stay
-financially dependent on her abuser
-unemployable, due to long work history gaps
-pregnant, or has a very large family.
So, if people aren't paying close attention, they will miss abuse that goes on right under their noses, where the victim thinks it's her fault, and the only way to fix it is by SUBMITTING MORE.
Yet, when asked, they are horrified by abuse, and insist they take a firm stance against it.

It's ignorance, masquerading as strength. DON'T BUY IT. /fin
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