Dad beats me with baseball bats

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March 09, 2018

Dear Pastor,

Thank you for the good advice that you have been giving to those in need. I would never have thought that I would be writing to you for your fatherly advice. My problem is that my dad treats me like a four-year-old girl even though I'm 17 years old. Even though I will be an adult in two months, he beats me with baseball bats, electrical wires, and iron, even in front of my friends. This makes me feel really inferior.

I am a house rat, and people always say that I'm under house arrest. These things that I'm going through have a lot to do with me failing my exams. Once, he called me dunce in front of my stepmother. My niece looked at me one day and said that I'm a big girl and I'm being beaten even for nothing. when he comes home from work drunk on Fridays, he always embarrasses me in front of his friends, and they often laugh at me and call me funny names. I don't want even my worst enemy to go through these wicked things.

Ever since my mom died, I have just felt like there is no hope for me. She passed away two years ago. My father helped to stress her out. He caused her to die. He used to beat her. He is a wolf in sheep's clothing. He impresses my stepmom, but little does she know. When my relatives send me letters, he hides them. I find them torn to pieces. Sometimes I feel like running away or committing suicide, but I don't want to do anything stupid. Please, pray for me.

R.M.

Dear R.M.,

You should not allow your father to beat you. You should report him to the police. He is an out of order man, and he has no respect for you or for himself. You are a good girl, but you should not allow him to get away with what he is doing to you. Don't be afraid to call the police on him if he tries to beat you again. He should be proud of you. He is so ignorant that he does not know that he is causing you to hate him. Tell the police that you don't have anywhere to go, but you can't stay with your father because of his behaviour.

I am sure that something will be worked out for you. You have my prayers, but please, take action against your father.

Pastor.

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