Hope and Help for Victims of Domestic Abuse
by Sydney Millage
Oppressed, hurting women continue to look for help and safety, but there is a disconnection between their need and provision. Women are seeking help. Pastors love their flock. Church leaders, many of whom are volunteers, want to help. Individuals are concerned. Why, then, are women failing to find help in local churches? What prevents our churches from effectively helping women who are abused by their husbands? If you, as a woman have experienced domestic abuse, choose to follow Jesus, He has provided the example, the instructions, and means to love God the Father most, and your neighbor, or husband, as yourself.
“Domestic abuse may be the most misunderstood and mismanaged issue within the church today. Sydney Millage seeks to remedy that reality with a work that is theologically sound, highly practical, and counseling room tested.” – Chris Moles, Pastor of Grace Community Chapel in Eleanor, WV, Certified Counselor with the Assoc. of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), author of The Heart of Domestic Abuse