Many, many years ago I dated a man that I broke up with after finding out that he was verbally and emotionally abusive. After I broke up with him, he found a woman shorter and fatter than I was and married her. Did I really need to say that? Yes, because I feel that he is abusing her. I see them every once in a blue moon and I see the little signs.
I wish there was something that I could do but I really don't know her. I know many people that know him and they dismiss his oddness as just that - a bit off. But as "Christians" we must accept people for who they are.
I personally don't agree with that viewpoint. I believe that Jesus had a way about him and when he crossed paths with sinners, he led them to repentance and they became a better person. The exception to that are the people whose hearts are so hardened (like Judas).
Recently, I ran into this man and his wife. He felt it necessary to talk about the vacation that they had just come back from. Ironically, it was a vacation that we had talked about taking if our relationship would have progressed. Then he used the conversation to put his wife down. What kind of a man acts like that? A sick, very sick man and once again I say, "I made a good decision when I pushed him away."
Dale talks like he is sitting in the bar B.S.ing with they guys. But when I need something done, he is there to do it for me. When I do something for him, he always make sure that he says thank-you. He is not perfect but neither am I so I guess that it is a good match. Again, I made a good decision, and pray for women living in abusive relationships.