This article offers clear, biblical advice to those who must offer counsel in situations of spousal abuse.
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.
The author offers insights and advice to help believers who are subject to domestic abuse, and who are wondering how to discern God’s will in the situation.
This article provides simple and practical advice for office-bearers and counsellors who become aware of a marriage in crisis, and want to know how best to approach the situation. A “crisis marriage” is defined by the author as any marriage that is unravelling due to adultery, violence, or some serious secret sin.
The author identifies some common mistakes that we make in the church in dealing with domestic violence, and then offers six things that we must do in order to fight against domestic violence in the church.
The author exposes the sinful character of sexual abuse in marriage, offering twelve specific ways in which counsellors can be a help to those who are victims of such abuse.
The author defines what sexual abuse in marriage is, with a view to helping counsellors and pastors recognize such abuse.
The author lays out a very practical, biblical way for office-bearers to deal with marital abuse. Not all will agree with his view on remarriage after divorce due to abuse, but that is not a central point in the article.
This article offers clear, biblical advice on how to counsel a couple together where there has been spousal abuse. It encourages having the couple relate to each other in your presence, and exposing their sinful relational styles as well as the idols motivating these styles, and helping the couple see their need together for God's grace.
This article offers an overview approach to those who must offer counsel in to those who have been victimized by spousal abuse.
This article offers basic principles of biblical counselling with an abusive spouse. It urges a comprehensive approach: involve the body of Christ, and minister to the whole person.
This article offers a clear, biblical response to spousal abuse.
This article presents “frequently asked questions” by Christians about domestic violence, and provides helpful answers, most often with scriptural references for the answers.