Posts Tagged "Churches and Domestic Violence"

Help for Sexual Assault

Help for Sexual Assault

Many women who have experienced domestic violence have also experienced some type of sexual assault, either in their adult relationship, or as a child. Though you may not have been forcibly raped, as a child you may have: Been exposed…

The Lord Calls for Justice

The Lord Calls for Justice

I just finished my month of reading the bible every day. Toward the end of the month, we were to read the book of Amos. As I did a few weeks ago, I read these two chapters, and wrote down…

Why I Started Writing

Why I Started Writing

Good Morning Friends! My good friend Amy Thomson who writes the “Picking up the Pieces” blog, recently asked me to guest blog for her and say what prompted me to write my first book, A Journey through Emotional Abuse: from Bondage to…

Honor DVAM by Educating Your Church

Honor DVAM by Educating Your Church

This is Part 3 of my series on how to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One great way to further domestic violence awareness is in your church, with your pastor and elders (lay leaders of the church). Most people have…

Does the Bible Allow Leaving an Abuser?

Does the Bible Allow Leaving an Abuser?

I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard of domestic violence victims (usually women) whose churches did not support them when they finally separated from their abusive spouses. This lack of support had many different faces: Their pastor told them…

How Churches Can Get it Right

How Churches Can Get it Right

In my last blog, I told the story of how I asked two different pastors at my church for help when I was being abused by my first husband. In both cases, my pastors were unable to give me the…

When Churches Get it Wrong

When Churches Get it Wrong

Lately I’ve been posting comments and questions to my twitter and Facebook accounts about churches and how they help or hinder the abused. If you ask your church for help with domestic violence, and they tell you to submit, pray harder…

Does God Say an Abuse Victim Must Stay?

Does God Say an Abuse Victim Must Stay?

Many Christian abuse victims are given the message that God has ordained the suffering that they are experiencing, and that it would be a sin if they separated from or divorced their abuser. This belief keeps many victims trapped in…