I am passionate about combating domestic violence, especially in the church. I’ve brought together some of the material I’ve developed on domestic violence here. I hope it will be helpful.

God bless you.

Domestic violence

Defining domestic violence

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We all occasionally lose our tempers, but within a short time we realise the damage we've done and broken-heartedly ask for forgiveness and a restored relationship. Marital abuse is in a completely different universe. It is not an anger-problem, submission issue, or lack of good communication skills. Emotional/mental abuse is just as painful and will be covered later. Using physical force to harm or endanger another is assault (attempt/threat of violence) and battery (unlawful/unpermitted touching,

No one knew

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For the whole month of November, missionaries Jeremy and Liz Pinero and I took my four little "grand-angels" and lived up in the mountains of Big Bay in Vanuatu doing all the... well... jungle-stuff—like washing our clothes in the river, crouching over a fire to cook, doing without power or running water or (gasp!) internet, riding in the moonlight frantically hanging on in the back of a truck fish-tailing through deep muddy ruts, taking cold

Abuse and the church

Need help?

Click here for local domestic violence services as well as a list of Christian resources.

“I have sometimes addressed this sort of corruption and evil more generally in the Independent Baptist (IB) churches in Australia. But with nameless generality comes the luxury of dismissal as unproven allegation. The things we document here will forever remove that luxury.”


Consent in Marriage (Part Two)                      Listen | Transcript

Consent in Marriage (Part One)                      Listen | Transcript

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