Focus Ministries – Domestic Violence

Violence Among Us: Ministry to Families in CrisisDomestic Violence Recovery and Resources

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In the Christian community, one in every four women experiences family violence. As the awareness and incidence of domestic violence increase, however, pastors find themselves ill-equipped to deal with the crisis. There is very little training, if any, provided in seminary on this subject. The challenge for every pastor and counselor is to go beyond a casual awareness of the problem to the harsh reality of this epidemic, to move past apathy to conviction, and to turn empathy into compelling action. Addresses the questions:

  • How common is domestic violence?

  • What keeps a victim trapped?

  • What is the effect of family violence on children, teens, the church community, the workplace, and society as a whole?

  • How can the church take a proactive stand to prevent family violence in future generations?

Offers readers:

  • Practical help in identifying abusive situations

  • Strategic counseling tips

  • Case studies and models of effective ministry to both the victim and the perpetrator

  • Resource lists which include domestic violence hotlines and shelters, faith-based organizations, abuser treatment programs, and information on legal and safety issues

Who is the book for?

  • Pastors and other church leaders
  • Professional and lay counselors
  • Organizations which minister to families in crisis