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Domestic Violence and the Church

In an issue of “Breakpoint,” April 19, 2009, Chuck Colson lamented:  “Tragically, studies reveal that spousal abuse is just as common within evangelical churches as anywhere else. This means that about 25 percent of Christian homes witness abuse of some kind.  In many Christian homes, domestic violence is a family value. How can any family be strong when one or more of its members live in fear of being hit, maimed, or killed in their own home by one of their own? Virtually no church, house of worship, or community is untouched by this act of sin.”

What Churches Can Do to Stop Domestic Violence

Standing together, churches can become powerful first-responder networks that help create zero tolerance for intimate partner abuse and dating violence throughout the communities they serve.

What Is the Church’s Responsibility?

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.

Provide Safety for the Victim(s)

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.

Be a Resource

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

Hold the Abuser Accountable

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.

Learn More

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


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