Why imprisoned pastor’s wife kept her marital abuse a secret — until now

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Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned Iranian-American minister Saeed Abedini, shown here at Capitol Hill , is unhappy U.S.-Iran nuclear deal overlooked freeing her husband. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned Iranian-American minister Saeed Abedini, shown here at Capitol Hill , is unhappy U.S.-Iran nuclear deal overlooked freeing her husband. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

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(RNS) Naghmeh Abedini's accusations raise the question: Why do evangelical women wait so long before reporting spousal abuse?