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What to do when your husband hurts you

What to do when your husband hurts you

Warning!!! This post: What to do when your husband hurts you, talks about the ups and downs (regular sufferings) of marriage. This post is not about abuse. If you are in the U.S. and need help visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233.

(Please know the difference between regular suffering and abuse. Under no circumstances should you submit yourself to abuse.)

I think we have all been there, all of us have been hurt by our husbands and we have hurt our husbands also.

Sometimes we don’t mean to hurt people, but we do it because of our sinful nature.

Thank God, as His children we have His nature in us and we can choose how to respond when our husbands hurt us.

Here are a few tips that will help you handle the situation better.

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1. Pray

When we get hurt, the first thing we need to do is pray. Let this be the first reaction to your hurt. Pause for a moment and ask The Holy Spirit to help you in this situation, ask Him to give you wisdom to know how to act and what to say.

The Bible tells us that we have not because we ask not. So, ask! The Holy Spirit is your helper, He is your comforter. He knows what is in your heart and what is inside your husband’s heart.

Ask God to change you if there is any area in your life that needs changing or improving. I believe we are a work in progress and we can always do better.

2. Realize that your husband is imperfect

It doesn’t matter how wonderful you think your husband is, the truth is that he is not perfect and sooner or later he will let you down and hurt you.

Your husband is human and he makes mistakes, when he hurts you, you need to give him the same grace that God has given you.

Remember that you are also imperfect and make mistakes. But marriage is not about being perfect, marriage is about learning to love each other and forgive each other besides all the imperfections.

The only one that will never let you down is Jesus and the sooner we accept this reality the easier it will be to give grace, forgive and move on.

3. Be like Christ

When we get hurt our first reaction is usually to fight back. But Jesus tells us that we should turn the other cheek.

I know this is easier said than done but this is definitely the best way to act.

When we fight back it creates an atmosphere of anger and resentment and it opens the door for the devil to create a distance between you and your husband.

Choose to do good instead. Do good because Jesus did good to you. Give the same grace that was given to you.

Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.

Luke 6:28
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3. Forgive

The word of God tells us that in order to be forgiven we should forgive those who hurt us.

Don’t meditate on the words that were said or the actions that were taken that caused your hurt. Don’t dwell on it.

The more you meditate on it, the deeper your wound will be. Forgive instead. When we choose to forgive we choose to move on.

4. Be honest on how you feel

Hiding the way we feel is not healthy. Its ok to feel sad, disappointed, hurt. Find the right time to talk to your husband about the way you feel. Don’t hide your feelings.

Sometimes we think that our husbands know it all but we need to remember that men and women are very different. He may not even realize that he hurt you.

So, be honest with yourself and be honest with him, even if you don’t think he is listening, I promise you that he is. Remember God is working in his heart.

5. Don’t harden your heart towards your husband

One of the most important things that we can fight for in this life is our marriage.

Our marriages are not only a covenant that we have made with our husbands but more importantly, it’s a covenant that we have made with God.

We promised that we were going to be there in the good times and in the bad times (again, abuse is never acceptable). So fight for your marriage!

Don’t harden your heart towards your spouse. Think about all the good things and don’t dwell on the bad. The more we think about the bad things the more our hearts will harden.

6. When your husband hurts you don’t use your mouth to destroy

Our words are powerful, they can build up and they can destroy, they can bring life and they can bring death.

Be led by The Spirit of God to say the right things and to know when to be quiet. Sometimes it’s better not to say anything than to say something that we will regret later.

Use your mouth to bless your husband and your marriage. Use your mouth to speak life. Remember that your words are seeds and they reproduce after their own kind.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 18:21

Speak words of life, you can find here the most important thing you should confess over your marriage.

Free printable that will help you improve communication in your marriage

7. Trust God for results

When your husband hurts you remember that there is nothing impossible for God. Have faith and know that God is powerful enough to change your husband.

If you don’t give up, if you trust God you will see the results.

The Word of God tells us that He is able to do above and beyond anything we can ask or think. He makes a way where there seems to be no way.

Don’t try to change your husband, trust God instead!

Do work on yourself, learn how to be a better Christian wife, the wife that God has called you to be. Give 100% to your marriage.

I love the books Kingdom Marriage, Kingdom Woman and Kingdom Man. I think they are a great resource and they will help you greatly to work on yourself and your marriage.

Don’t give up hope, remember that God is greater than any circumstance and He loves your husband more than you do.

Have faith and you will see your situation change.

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Born in Costa Rica. Wife and mother of 2 boys. Studied Biblical and Ministerial Studies and graduated from Harvest School of Ministry. Helping you and encouraging you to develop a personal relationship with the Lord so you can live a beautiful kingdom life.


  1. Shelley

    Such good and practical guidance. Sometimes it is so hard to hold my tongue. When I am successful I see the blessings.

    • Carolina

      It is very hard to hold back when we have so many things to say, but I think the more we do it the easier it will get.

  2. ~ linda

    Excellent advice and calming too. I think staying calm as possible when the heart has been hurt by one we love is so vital in being able to come to the other side and holding onto the marriage. I recently heard a woman on the radio sharing about a marriage issue in her life and she said that she stepped back and became his sister in Christ first and then his wife. She went on to explain that the biblical advice she gave her husband struck deeply within him. He was also on the radio and spoke to how meaningful that was for him to change. I thought it very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Carolina

      Wow I love this testimony. I think we can accomplish more when we are like Christ than when we do things on our own. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. sheen

    Caroline thank you so much for this!! My husband and I just experienced this hurt recently and we’ve been going through all of the examples you have mentioned above. Thank you for sharing!

    • Carolina

      Praying for you and your husband, I am glad you found this post helpful!

      • Evelyn

        I am so happy I found you. Right now I am going through so much pain my heart my husband hurts so much. Please pray for me and my husband. God bless

        • Carolina

          I’m sorry you are going through a difficult time. I will be praying for you are your marriage.

  4. Nathan Cherney

    As a husband for 4 years, it’s refreshing to see the listed advice and try to follow the points for my marriage. My biggest struggle is being like Christ where I need to turn the other cheek and not fight back. I appreciate your insight and wisdom, thank you for sharing!

    • Carolina

      I think we all struggle with the same thing but thank God we have The Holy Spirit to guide us.

  5. Melissa Hoyle

    I hope young wives find this and really take it to heart…especially in this world where even some of her closest friends will tell her to give up on him “do what makes you happy” I got married at an immature 21 years old and the biggest first step I ever did in my marriage was to focus on all my flaws instead of his. Every time I would get upset about something, I would revert my thoughts to something negative I do.

    • Carolina

      Thank you for stopping by. Marriage is something precious and definitely worth fighting for.


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