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1 December 2013
Domestic Violence
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Being made to work and turn over all money.

This usually occurs with someone who doesn’t believe they are responsible for caring for their family. Financial abusers may even use the Bible to prove their point and force compliance. For example, 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” The woman who does not earn enough or refuses to give up the money is often criticized and called lazy, even though her household duties and caring for the children contribute greatly to the household. This includes putting all of the household bills in her name and refusing to pay them to negatively effect her credit.

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Megan, a native of Kansas City, Kansas is an empty nest parent of three adult children Ayanna, Jonathan and Isiah. Megan is a Christian and active in ministry at her church Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Arlington, TX. She is currently a Doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University. Her personal interests include independent film, music and marriage enrichment. Megan is the co-founder of the Minority Behavioral Health Provider Networking Group along with colleague Cynthia Thompson.

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