Breaking the Silence
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A handbook about domestic violence from a spiritual perspective, and the only one of its kind, Breaking the Silence contains important, action-oriented information about domestic violence and its pervasiveness in society. Sections include “myths” about domestic violence; a checklist to determine if a relationship is potentially violent; clergy resources for counseling, worship, and congregational outreach; rape; information for youth; and pages that can be customized with local and national contact numbers, e-mail addresses, and websites. Also includes questions for discussion and suggestions for using the book for training or as a youth and adult education tool.
This resource is limited to adult abuse, as the subject of child abuse is highly specialized and often includes many more laws and involvement from local agencies that will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

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Date de parution 01 septembre 2008
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EAN13 9780819226945
Langue English

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Breaking the Silence The Church Responds to Domestic Violence
Breaking the Silence The Church Responds to Domestic Violence
Copyright © 2008 by Anne O. Weatherholt
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.
Unless otherwise noted, the Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Morehouse Publishing, 4775 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Morehouse Publishing, 445 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Morehouse Publishing is an imprint ofChurch Publishing Incorporated.
Cover design by Brenda Klinger
Interior design by Ronda Scullen
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Weatherholt, Anne O. Breaking the silence : the church responds to domestic violence / Anne O. Weatherholt.  p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-0-8192-2320-3 (pbk.) ISBN 978-0-8192-2694-5 (ebook)  1. Family violence—Religious aspects—Christianity. 2. Church work with problem families. 3. Church work with abused women. I. Title.  BV4438.5.W43 2008  261.8'327—dc22 2008023751
Acknowledgments Introduction
Chapter One: Facts about Domestic Violence Defining Domestic Violence The Victims of Domestic Violence The Cycle of Violence Myths and Realities
Contents
Chapter Two: The Role of Religion Why the Church Has Remained Silent Church History and Domestic Violence Guidelines for Interpreting Scripture Texts of Women Abused Texts of Victims Protected and Abuse Exposed How to Use These Stories as Teaching Tools The Holiness of Marriage—Mutual Regard
Chapter Three: Providing Support for the Abused How Can I (Get) Help? Identifying Abusive Behavior Recognizing Signs of Abuse ACTS Chart of Behaviors Assisting an Abused Person To Leave or Not to Leave Barriers to Seeking Help Just for Men: Men Who Are Abused For People in Same-Sex Relationships Advice for Church Leaders When It Is Time to Leave Is There Hope for an Abuser?
Chapter Four: Breaking the Cycle Strategies for Prevention Dynamics of Healthy Relationships Helping Boys Become Men Just for Men: What Men Can Do to End Men’s Violence Against Women Teaching Girls to Say “No”
Chapter Five: Church Advocacy Modern Church Positions on Domestic Violence What Your Church Can Do Special Worship Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Resources
Acknowledgments
wish to thank the following persons who were instrumental in helping me take a small manuscript and I turn it into a useful resource: The Rev. Wes Wubbenhorst, Youth Missioner in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, who found a way to draw attention to the need for this book; Dian Nelson, my dear friend, who read the first draft, corrected many errors, gave me lots of suggestions from the local paper and World Wide Web, and helped me learn how to document my research; To my family, Allan my husband, my boys Daniel and Stephen, who quietly and patiently went about their lives in our home while I wrote, and always showed interest and pride for what I was doing; To the director and staff at CASA (Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused) in Hagerstown, those on the “front line” who provided answers to my many technical questions about helping the victims of domestic violence; The staff at Church Publishing who were so gracious and encouraging; And to my colleagues in ministry who kept saying this book was greatly needed.
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