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Listening to her abuser kept her confused but listening to the Word clarified that God hated the oppression she and her daughters were in.
Those are tools of the abuser. Too often an abused woman in the church seeks help from a pastor, onlyContinue reading “Religious Domestic Abuse is not about marriage or faith. “
Church women can be divided against ministry to other women under patriarchy.
The horror of Family Court awarding custody to abusive parents has become deadly. Some religious doctrines have contributed to it.
Focusing on getting an injured woman to forgive to save the church’s image betrays the mission of the church and adds salt to the wounds of a traumatized woman.
Sometimes the answers are in us all the time.
I speak with Janice Selbie, religious trauma counselor, about how victims must reject toxic beliefs to escape religious domestic violence