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It is a way of controlling another person, and even abuse that doesn't leave physical marks can have profound emotional consequences and put the person being abused in danger.
I have a great deal of experience assisting individuals and couples in abusive situations both in my practice, with Rapha Treatment Centers, and in my church position.
Prior to 1990, I practiced as a registered nurse for over 20 years in various settings where I dealt with patients and clients in abusive situations. Seventy-five percent of calls to 911 are related to domestic violence.
Tell the Lord and those closest to you that you want to give up unhealthy, childish patterns, and ask them to help hold you accountable.
What can churches do to bring hope and help to those suffering from domestic abuse?