By Hedy Tenia
Throughout the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament, the wrath of Yahweh is seen and felt, for example Numbers 11:1-2 and 12. Moses interceded with Yahweh so His mercy can be shown and anger reduced. Yahweh is divine. He is God. We are not God. The questions we need to ask ourselves is whether violence in the home is a reflection of society or whether society reflects violence in the home? How violent are you? What is said or done by you in different environments? What choices do you make that you do not consider violence but someone else may?
Planning one’s family can be a reason for violence between some partners: to go natural or not, to have a child or not, and even that the child was unexpected. The Billings Ovulation Method advocates a natural method to planning the family through charting and communication between partners, but for this method, parties need to be able to be honest with each other, be respectful of each other and be committed to doing what is required.