Q. Can the wife block her husband from her phone when he is being verbally abusive?
When he is being verbally abusive, you can respectfully, calmly, in a low tone of voice, say something like, “Darling, I can see you are full of anger now. May we talk later when you are not angry? I will just be here waiting for you. Just call me. I will wait for you when you have calmed down.” Just speak the truth in love.
On verbal abuse, know your identity in Christ. For a tip of the iceberg sampling, check this:
When you experience verbal abuse, you may be tempted to look at your husband as the enemy. Instead of self-pitying, arise as God’s Princess More-Than-Conqueror Beloved Bride. Know your enemy.
Though the enemy intends verbal abuse for evil, God intends it for your good. It is a training ground for us to be dead sure without a shadow of a doubt about our identity in Christ so that it may never be taken away from us and that we will never be swayed nor shaken.
Verbal abuse in the form of insult, shaming, rejection, despise etc are not from God. They come straight from the enemy who comes ONLY to steal, kill, and destroy. The enemy is the Father of Lies; do not believe any of it. Stop agreeing with the devil’s lies.
Rebuke the insult in Jesus’s name. Every time.
Recite the word of God that reminds you of the highest truth about who you are and whose you are.
To be victorious over verbal abuse, you need to be equipped with the Sword of the Spirit,
which is the Word of God (Eph 6:17)—- the Only offensive weapon for killing the enemy. The other armor pieces are only defensive articles. Without your sword, you will be devoured. So get serious with God’s Word.
The answer to verbal abuse is to grow in knowing how to overcome it every time it comes… from anyone. Your husband is just God’s appointed instrument to refine you in this season like silver. When you have become equipped to be victorious over verbal abuse, then you can apply the same skill over disappointment, frustration, Murphy’s Law, different trials. Plus, you will be able to equip your own children… because what person will not experience being unjustly treated? Will you be satisfied to just cry with your children if they ever encounter this or would you want them to be well equipped for this reality now or in the future?
If you block your husband on your phone, this cuts him off from you. How will you communicate what you have to communicate to him?
How do you think he will respond when he knows you have blocked him? Will it resolve your conflict or aggravate it?
Have you taken up with God your communication manner and content to be blameless in every respect? Here is a review to look out for things you may be able to proactively address on your own communication
If you feel injustice in how you are treated, check this:
Praying for your victory always aligned with and manifesting the fruit of the Spirit of God:
“He said, “This is the message from the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Your help will not come from your own strength and power. No, your help will come from my Spirit.’ This is what the Lord All-Powerful says.”
Zechariah 4:6 ERV
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:31, 33-39 NIV