Among the most troubling things for victims of abuse to deal with are the questions that it raises about the character of God. The author uses Scripture to provide some ways in which these questions can be answered, and encourage the victims of abuse to continue to trust in the goodness and the love of God.
The author provides advice for understanding the victims and the perpetrators of abuse. She provides several practical recommendations for pastoral care in abuse situations. While it may not be possible to follow some of the specific aspects of the recommendations in every context, the principles behind them are valid, especially the need for objective investigation of abuse claims.
In this theological study, the author gives examples of neglect and abuse experienced by the aged in South Africa, in a variety of care situations. She explains that the so-called ecological theory has been considered most helpful for understanding the causes of elder abuse, and outlines the four categories of factors identified by this theory.
This article is a transcript of a speech given at a conference. It provides church leaders with deep insights into abuse and abusers, including the dynamics of deception and power in relationships, and the issue of repentance and forgiveness. Dr. Langberg identifies five governing principles to be followed in dealing with abuse, and a compelling argument for dealing with it forthrightly.
Bullying may be thought of as a form of abuse, usually verbal and emotional, but sometimes physical. It is most prominent among children, and can have serious effects on those who are victims. The author discusses bullying in the light of Scripture, and offers practical advice for helping those who are bullied.
The author reveals something about her experience of abuse at the hands of her father and her pastor, and then speaks about how the Good Shepherd helped her to find healing by grace, through faith.
This article offers three essential truths to keep in mind for those counselling victims of abuse. The responsibility for change lies with the abuser, the abused needs to focus on honouring the Lord, and a supportive church community is integral for the abused.
This article provides help to those who are in a position to minister to victimes of abuse. It points to the sufferings of Jesus, and the strength and sympathy of God.
This article provides brief definitions of various forms of abuse, to help diagnose behaviour that constitutes abuse.
This article provides a list of Bible verses that are applicable to the issue of abuse.
This statement provides a brief basic definition of abuse, and presents, in point form, a biblical assessment of abuse, and a Christian response.
This article provides a brief, general characterization of various forms of abuse, with scriptural references.
The article provides a biblical definition of abuse that is brief, but identifies various forms or aspects of abuse. The author also gives biblical references and illustrations of the various aspects of abuse.
Why is it so difficult to act against abuse, even in the church? This article raises six reasons.