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By |2023-08-10T20:40:47+00:00July 8th, 2023|

Read "When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women."

Hold the Abuser Accountable

By |2023-07-08T16:23:33+00:00July 8th, 2023|

Help the abuser get help. Pray for him. But do not let the abuser off the hook by minimizing the gravity of what he has done.

Be a Resource

By |2023-07-08T16:21:51+00:00July 8th, 2023|

Make the victim aware of the network of resources available to help. Reassure the victim that your church is one of those resources.

Provide Safety for the Victim(s)

By |2023-07-08T16:19:01+00:00July 8th, 2023|

Safety first for the abused person and children caught in the middle of the relationship. Have a list of emergency shelters available to share with the victims in your community.

What Is the Church’s Responsibility?

By |2023-07-08T16:09:02+00:00July 8th, 2023|

In order to help prevent Domestic Violence it is vitally important to: Give a "Correct Reading of Scripture." Often, men who abuse their wives use the Scriptures (for example, "women submit to your husbands") as a justification for their abuse.

Why Women Stay

By |2023-08-02T02:10:32+00:00June 30th, 2017|

There are a myriad of reasons why women stay in abusive relationships. And while we understand that intimate partner abuse impacts both men and women, we focus on why women stay with abusive men in our women’s support groups.

Safety Plan

By |2023-07-19T02:50:31+00:00June 29th, 2017|

Leaving an abusive relationship can be a dangerous undertaking. Create a plan for where you will go to be safe, and prepare in advance as much as possible

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