God's design for marriage never included abuse, violence or coercive control. Too often, people think of abuse only as someone being physically beaten, but a significant number of Christian women (and men) experience emotional, financial, spiritual and sexual abuse — even within marriage.
Identify Types of Abuse, and How to Help
Support someone you love who’s in an abusive relationship. Check out this video on Focus on the Family’s Marriage playlist on YouTube to learn more.
What is Sexual Abuse in Marriage?
Wives often seek counsel for anxiety, depression or even guilt about their lack of sexual desire for their husbands. Learn the common false beliefs about sex in marriage and how to get careful help.
Is It Abuse? A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims
If you’ve ever wondered, “is this normal?”, get wise and Christ-centered counsel that helps you carefully navigate the complex dynamics of oppression in a marriage. Get the book for your gift of any amount.
If a person in your church mentions that they have been abused, you need to do at least these 2 things:
1. tell that person that you are a required reporter and are obligated to contact the appropriate authorities and report this abuse. 2. Contact the authorities and give your report.
See something Say something!
If you see signs of abuse - remember that you are a required reporter.
Contact the appropriate authorities and report what you have seen or heard.
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