I have thought for a long time now that people considering an intimate relationship with someone should ask that individual for character references.
MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) is offering a series of webinars this month on domestic abuse that offer awareness and education on this topic.
Have you ever wondered how you or your faith community would respond to a situation where one member holds a Personal Protection Order (PPO) against another member?
A recent article in Christianity Today highlights a few of the reasons why it can be difficult for those who have survived abuse to be in church.
How many lives could be changed if the church talked as openly about abuse as any other chronic and life-threatening issues their congregants faced?
In her recent book Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife, Ruth Tucker offers a compelling and harrowing account of the ways in which unchallenged assumptions about gender hierarchy can create a climate of enabling abuse within the church.
The 'Power and Control Wheel' has been used for many years to describe the central power and control dynamic that operates in many kinds of abusive relationships.