Posts Tagged "Churches and Domestic Violence"

Pastors, Protect Your Church

Pastors, Protect Your Church

The folks at A Cry For Justice recently shared a guest blog written by an American pastor. After dealing with abusers in his own church, this pastor came to several surprising conclusions about how a pastor should handle abuse within the…

Save Marriage at all Costs? Really?

Save Marriage at all Costs? Really?

I have been a domestic violence advocate for seven years, an author and blogger for six. During that time, I cannot count how many domestic violence victims I have spoken to who were counseled by their church leaders (pastors) to…

Do Christian Abuse Victims Have Rights?

Do Christian Abuse Victims Have Rights?

Have you ever heard someone say, “Christians should surrender their rights?” Does the Bible really teach that? How can this idea be used to keep a domestic violence victim in bondage? The following was shared by Leslie Vernick as a guest blog…

Domestic Violence Experienced by Men

Domestic Violence Experienced by Men

For six years I have been a domestic violence advocate, helping abuse victims and survivors. The vast majority have been women. Having very little experience with male victims, I have often wondered what their experience might be like. Recently, a…

Where Was God During Your Tragedy?

Where Was God During Your Tragedy?

Last week, I asked the question, “If God is loving, why is the world so evil?” For those of us who have suffered greatly, we may be asking God more personal questions, such as: “Why did you allow this to happen…

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I Stay or Leave?

Should I stay with or leave my abusive partner? This is the agonizing question many of you are asking yourselves right now. No one can answer this question for you. There are many forces pushing you first to leave, then to…