I know I'll probably get bashed to hell for this, but I need to vent and need advice.
My husband and I are very religious Christians and have raised our children in church, surrounding them with those values and upholding them in our own lives. We have 6 children, from 4-19, and for the most part have been successful in raising happy, healthy and moral kids.
Our daughter Lyla is 17. She has been dating a boy for about 6 months, in what we thought was a well supervised situation. It recently came to my attention from looking at her texts that they have had sex, and have done so at his house and in his car.
I told my husband about it and he was furious. When she came home, we attempted to talk to her and she had such an attitude. When my husband said that those weren't the values we raised her with, she shrugged and said "so what?". My husband lost his cool and slapped her across the face, accidentally splitting her lip in the process. She ran out of the house and to her boyfriend's.
Within the hour, the police were there and arrested my husband for assault. I have talked to her, and she intends on pressing and pursuing charges. This was two days ago, and she's stayed at the boyfriend's house every since.
I'm at a loss about what to do :( Part of me is furious with her for doing this. My husband has been a good father to her and is our sole financial supporter.
Prayers would be much appreciated. Does anyone have any advice?