One of the most common ways that a Christian is persecuted today is in the scenario of a Christian who is married to a non-Christian. Very often the unsaved spouse, the abuser, parades himself or herself as an eminent Christian, but is really only a Saul. And at the root of the abuse is a fear of Christ, as the abuser sees that the Spirit of Christ is in the victim, and a hatred for Christ and thus for the victim.
This is vital for all churches and pastors and Christians to realize. Not only for themselves personally, but because it will enable them to understand what is really happening to an abuse victim who is a Christian. Listen now, and learn.