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Abuse Among Professing Christians

What is PASCH  God's Word to Women has been working to improve resources for those suffering abuse or working with the abused.  PASCH, Peace and Safty in the Christian Home, is an excellent organization with an informative website.   GWTW has had a link to their website for years, but their information needs to be more visible on our site.  Therefore, we are posting some of their basic documents in the hope of reaching a broader audience.

This Woman You Gave Me, Lord! by Joel Davisson  "This Woman You Gave Me, Lord!" is Chapter Three from The Man of Her Dreams/ The Woman of His by Joel and Kathy Davisson. In it Joel tells what it took to come to grips with his part in their marriage problems. The Davissons minister a strong word of marriage restoration drawn from their years of struggle, and the victory they now live.

Message to the Desperate Wife by Germaine Copeland.   Germaine Copeland is the author of Prayers that Avail Much and is a seasoned intercessor and counselor.  In this article she gives Godly advice to those in abusive marriages.

Working Together to Listen and to Learn by Catherine Clark Kroeger.  This article is the introduction to Healing the Hurting, Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women,  Catherine Clark Kroeger and James R. Beck, Editors. It presents two cases to emphasize the pressing need to bring abuse in the Christian home into the open, acknowledge its presence, and deal with it.

The Evangelical Debate over Biblical "Headship"   by Dr. David M. Scholer.  In this scholarly article, Dr Scholer provides a synopsis of the debate over biblical headship. Much of the Christian literature in the past five years on domestic violence and sexual abuse of women, especially evangelical publications, contains pointed discussions of the relationship between biblical teachings of "male headship" and the reality of abused and battered women. Included are studies on kephale and authentein on the precise points upon which the so-called headship debate rests.

Healing After Abuse - by Wanda Boone.  An excellent article that notes rising incidence of abuse and the need for Christians to realize that coming to Christ is only the first step in healing.  Faith in conjunction with work, discipline and determination are required for the work to be completed.

A Woman's Place   by Bernadine Tillman. This article is the introduction and first chapter of the book A Woman's Place which contains insights and experiences on abuse and how two years of a Bible study based on God's Word to Women changed her perspective.  This book offers a fresh bold view and is a testimony to God's faithfulness to those who seek truth.  

Review of No Place for Abuse by Ed Shei.  Dr. Shei reviews the book  No Place for Abuse by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark which provides biblical and practical resources to counteract domestic violence.  To read the full dissertation “Persuasion and Church Ministry as It Relates to Woman Abuse: An Evaluation of No Place for Abuse on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior of Asbury Theological Seminarians” click here. 

 Just Say 'No' To Psycho-Babble by Leslie Johnson with Gary Johnson.  Here is an excellent short article encouraging the people of God to judge by the Word rather than "pop-psychology theories and mindless suppositions regarding gender tendencies."  Leslie is the author of Does God Really Prefer Men.

The Story of God: Women in the Early Church  by Pamela Walford.  Want to know how the church's traditional position on women evolved?  In this outstanding article, Pamela Walford reveals how, in less than 400 years following the deaths of the last apostles, the early Christian church yielded to the influence of the Greco-Roman culture in which it was immersed.  It relinquished  the egalitarianism that had been established by Jesus and set the stage for the subjugation and silencing of women that has spanned more than two millennia and continues to detrimentally impact the lives of women today.

Sisters In Healing is an article about Mary Dunham Faulkner and how God led her to her ministry through Leah's Sisters, an organization committed to rebuilding nations through restored women. Here is a word of hope, encouragement and motivation. 

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