Can Christian women leave their husbands who emotionally and physically abuse them? Or do they have to endure being cursed, yelled and screamed at, called names, criticized and put down, threatened with violence or abandonment, intimidated, isolated from family and friends, disrespected, being constantly told that they are too much trouble, forced to have sex, being limited and controlled by every move, and on top of everything being blamed for the husband’s own abusive behavior? Do Christian women need to stay with their husbands when they are being beaten, slapped around, kicked, choked, spit at, and pushed around?
You might think that some of these male Christian leaders in the churches would have the decency to counsel abused and battered women to leave their husbands, but instead they encourage them to stay with their abusive husbands under the banner of “God hates divorce.” This is an absolute travesty and in violation with the scriptures that makes it very clear that God hates the sin of abuse, when it says: “I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.” 1. Corinthians 5:11 NLT 
That’s why the Bible says: “Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.” Colossians 3:19 NLT