One particular result (and technique) of abuse is isolation. It is deeply hurtful. And it is almost always, in my experience, a result of or intentional tool in the abusive individual's kit.
God's communication through His creation can be extraordinarily helpful as we minister to survivors of abuse.
Marsha sought help from church leaders for 22 years. They didn't think that was long enough to live with an abusive husband. The church's theology of divorce is hurtful and unbiblical.