Churches encourage a father in the home, no matter how safe he is for the family. Domestic abuse parents must remember the harm to children the results from this view.
Confusion is a tool of coercive control Learn some of the levels used by religious abusers and a resource to stop the spin cycle.
If not defined in real life, faith concepts can be twisted to destroy by those seeking power and control and hiding behind the name of God.
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Easter and Spring support faith in the power of life, not subjugation. Churches must claim full resurrection for victims in their midst.
Most churches don’t realize they can re-injure domestic abuse victims by using 4 of the 8 tactics found on the Power and Control Wheel.
Are you a scapegoat? Someone blamed for everything in the relationship?
Readers of Redemption from Biblical Battering are eligible for grants.
Victims can begin documenting their abuse in a way that is court-worthy evidence while they are still in an abusive relationship.
To members’ horror, domestic, sexual and child abuses have all been found among members and leaders of churches. Too often the organized church has not been prepared to deal with abuses within, denying their existence or blaming the victims. A veteran advocate of CSA (church sexual abuse) survivors in the church discusses how collusion can be overcome.