This article is a worksheet intended to help discuss domestic violence, and the pride that so often lies at the heart of it.
The author identifies the real root of domestic violence, showing that violence is not caused by anger. Rather, anger opens up a window into the heart of a person. Biblically speaking, counselling or pastoral care must address the sinful desires of the heart, not only the sinful emotions and actions.
This article explains why biblical counselling can be an effective response to domestic abuse: it emphasizes the biblical principle of not only putting off bad behaviour, but putting on godly behaviour. It shows the value of highlighting the abusive behaviour, contrasting that with Scripture, and through the whole process calling the abuser to biblical alternatives.