Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims

DOMESTIC ABUSE: Here’s wisdom on counseling victims. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial…

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Balanced Way to Help an Abuse Victim (part 2)

VICTIM OF DOMESTIC ABUSE? In the final part of a two-part series on the victim of domestic abuse, guest writer Jim Newheiser, he recognizes a pendulum swing in addressing this difficult problem. He also evaluates common statements you hear about ministering to a victim. Dr. Newheiser is the director of the christian counseling program and associate…

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Balanced Way to Help an Abuse Victim (part 1)

An abuse victim needs loving support from spiritual leaders and friends. In this article by guest writer Jim Newheiser, which appeared first here, he recognizes a pendulum swing in addressing this difficult problem. He offers an assertion, a valid concern, as well as harm that be be caused. He followed this by a balanced approach…

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15:14 Ep. 005 – Julie Ganschow

The BCC

The BCC

Julie Ganschow, founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center and Biblical Counseling for Women, shares about women in biblical counseling and offers insights into handling emotional abuse in counseling. Continue reading

The Abuse Pendulum (Part 2)

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

Today we finish a two-part blog about domestic abuse by Dr. Jim Newheiser. He continues to evaluate common statements you hear about ministering to those who’ve experienced domestic abuse. We trust you will be challenged and equipped by what he offers. Continue reading

The Abuse Pendulum (Part 1)

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

I am thankful to God that many necessary and important books and articles are being written to increase awareness of physical and sexual abuse as they affect both the society at large and the Christian community in particular. Spiritual leaders have been rightly admonished for their failure to protect at-risk women and children. Continue reading

Top Ten Posts of All Time – #2

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

My desire is that God might use this blog post to encourage those who are weary, to challenge those who are not trusting God or seeking counsel, and to provide some help to those who are not sure how to help women in emotionally abusive relationships. Continue reading

The Culture of Abuse in Christian Slavic Marriages

Marie Notcheva

Marie Notcheva

Last weekend, my daughter and I attended a three-day Christian Slavic women’s retreat. Predictably, discussion turned to Lyuba Savenok, who was brutally murdered by her husband Yeveginy in May 2016 after years of verbal and physical torment. Both Lyuba and her husband were active members of their Minnesota church, to whom Lyuba had reported the abuse before filing a restraining order. What makes the Savenoks’ story so tragic is not just the shocking nature of the crime, but rather how familiar her situation was to many women married to Slavic men. Continue reading