All posts tagged: Pastors

Document the Abuse, Susan Murphy Milano, Neil Schori, Sandra L. Brown

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Change Is Here, Action!

When you always do what you’ve always done, you always get the same results. Time’s up for doing things as they have been done. Time’s up for statistics to be gathered and reports to be written all the while lives are lost and children are forever changed.  Time’s up for those hired to do a job for the victims who look at it as only a job, victims of abuse need and deserve more, they need your passion! The faith based community in our country should always be looked upon as a safe haven, a place where bodies and souls can come to feel the protection of the Creator, a place where pastors have the ability to advise prudently based on the situation presented to them.  Unfortunately, this is not the case in the majority of our churches. After care of abuse victims is another area lacking in resources. Many involved in the issue of intimate partner violence don’t fully understand the nuances of the perpetrators and the inevitable harm they create. Treatment providers need …