Telling the Truth: Preaching Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Virtually every congregation in North America has victims, survivors, or perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence in its midst. Pastors and church members unambiguously support marital and family bonds, but many lack the skills and experience needed to help both the abused and their abusers to recover. Telling the Truth gathers the wisdom of experts from across discipl...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by United Church Press
(first published November 1st 1998)
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This book is absolutely necessary reading for any seminarian, minister, professor, or congregational leader. This project goes a long way toward helping ministers navigate the difficult subjects of domestic and sexual violence in their congregations. This book includes model sermons which address Biblical texts related to sexual violence. It is also helpful for thinking about the congregation's responsibility to men and women who are survivor-victims or perpetrators.