My many years of being a Christian haven’t alleviated something that I’ve never really liked about Jesus:
In his discussion on marriage and divorce, Jesus doesn’t make any room for abused partners to leave their attackers.
You can read Mark 10 or Matthew 19. Jesus is confronted with a question as to what circumstances can justify a man divorcing his wife. Jesus answers by saying that man shouldn’t separate what God has joined (although he seems to make room for divorce when one partner has committed adultery).
I don’t like that the gospels or the subsequent books of the New Testament don’t include a provision for someone who has been abused in their previous marriage to find a better and more loving spouse. Now, it could be true that they don’t necessarily need to come right out and say this. For instance, in 1 Corinthians, Paul says that a believing spouse is free if their unbelieving partner leaves a result of their faith. Jesus didn’t say anything like that, but his apostle makes room for this situation, anyway.
Still, I find it troublesome that we don’t have an explicit condemnation of spousal abuse. We do have examples of apostles condemning the abuse of slaves by their masters, but they don’t say much about the abuse of wives by their husbands.
I guess I just wanted to get that off my chest and see if anyone else has any unspoken anxiety about what they find in the Bible. If so, consider the comments section your place to express yourself.