I AM writing in response to the letter of Alan J Lappin (The Border Mail, May 18) who laid the blame for domestic violence on the Christian belief system.
Christ was compassionate and respectful to the women he met and changed their lives for the better like no one else could.
Jesus accepted women when his society had cast them out.
Christianity does not teach that a man has the “right to control his wife and even beat her up” but, instead, a man is commanded to “love his wife as he loves himself” (Ephesians 5:33).
Christianity aims to uphold the rights of a woman and family relationships.
Domestic violence is a corruption of this and is condemned by Christians and Christianity.
— NANCY MASSEY,