You may not be in an abusive relationship, but I guarantee you know people who are. The actual numbers of women who at some point in their lives experience stalking, rape, and/or physical abuse is astounding, and they are no different in the church. Charlene Quint, an attorney and domestic abuse survivor, shares about what domestic abuse is and addresses common myths and misperceptions and frequently asked questions.
Domestic abuse is the most misunderstood yet silenced epidemic of our time in our churches and in society. The numbers are mind-boggling. 35% of women at some point in their lives experience stalking, rape, and/or physical abuse, and nearly half experience coercive control and/or emotional and verbal abuse. And they are no different in the church. We all know someone whose life has been turned upside down by domestic abuse. Charlene Quint and I talk about recognizing, removing, and recovering from domestic abuse in a Christian marriage.
Karen DeArmond Gardner returns to discuss how God can meet you when healing after domestic abuse. She’ll share what God did in and through and for her to focus on our good and faithful God. If you are involved in a domestic abuse situation, a difficult marriage, maybe some other kind of abuse, God is waiting for you to boldly approach His throne and He will give you mercy and grace.
Have you been the victim of domestic abuse? Do you know the red flags of abusive and domestic violence relationships so you can avoid them? Read more in this post from Melanie Pickett, a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Remember, those who have been victimized can heal from this painful abuse, have hope for their future, and find happiness again.
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If you’ve been the victim of physical or sexual abuse, the target of domestic violence, or survived a traumatic event, today’s show is perfect for you. Melanie Pickett, who experienced a 15-year marriage that entailed domestic violence and sexual assault, offers practical suggestions for what to do if you are in an abusive relationship, and how to hold on to hope.