The Abuser’s Arsenal

“Why does she stay? It doesn't make sense!” An abusive husband with a Bible-believing wife has an advantage - a secret weapon. The Bible, used in a twisted way, enables him to habitually control his wife and children and get that to which he feels entitled. There

By |2022-04-05T17:21:32+10:009 July, 2015|

The Church’s Response to Abuse

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” - Deitrich Bonhoeffer  She comes to her pastor trembling, testing his reaction to her tip-of-the-iceberg disclosure of the cruelty that persists behind the

By |2022-04-05T17:22:03+10:0011 May, 2015|

Books about Marital Abuse

These are some of the books by Christian authors that are available for use in self-education about marital abuse - both domestic violence and emotional/mental/verbal abuse. I have read only a small percentage of this list, therefore I naturally do not endorse every word, but I do believe the authors

By |2022-04-05T17:22:33+10:0028 March, 2015|

Why Marital Counseling is Not An Option

It is natural for pastors and counsellors unfamiliar with the true nature of spouse abuse to assume that because a couple is married, meeting with them together makes sense. But the National Domestic Violence Hotline states that … in order for couples counselling to be successful, both partners must be

By |2022-04-05T17:22:46+10:002 March, 2015|

Reconciliation After Separation

After an abuse victim has separated from her husband due to repetitive and serious sin, she will be faced with deciding what her response will be when he approaches her about getting back together. Whether he comes with charm, tears or threats, it is crucial for her to first have

By |2022-04-05T17:23:03+10:0019 February, 2015|
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