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Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse

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Practical guide addresses issues of faith for battered women—an invaluable resource for victims of domestic violence and the crisis centers that counsel them.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 23rd 1995 by HarperOne
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Morgan
"It is not an enemy who taunts me--then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me--then I could hide from him. But it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend. We used to hold sweet converse together; within God's house we walked in fellowship." (PS. 55:12-14)

Even though I no longer work in abuse counseling, I continue reading books about it because, one, well, it's a passion. But also, two, understanding abuse and how to heal in response to it are knowledge
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Rachel
Mar 03, 2016 Rachel added it
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Although written by a Roman Catholic (I think?), and even though there were sections I didn't quite agree with, this was still a helpful read for understanding abuse. Set in a Q&A format, it has some great questions and some great answers too. I would just skip the devotional part at the end though. I'd love to write something similar to this from a Reformed perspective, someday.
Emily
May 21, 2016 Emily rated it liked it
I feel this book has a strong American bias and only covers physical and sexual abuse. However, it ius a good resource for Christian women or men who find themselves in an abusive marriage. It is also a good resource for Christian ministers, pastors, lay workers, etc who may be called upon to counsel someone who is in an abusive relationship. I am glad that the author made a Biblical case for why separation and divorce is a good idea, especially with children involved. Staying with an abusive hu ...more
Karen
Sep 19, 2011 Karen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christian women in abusive relationships
I don't recall the book stressing the point that there's no distance in prayer, so even if you strongly believe it a sin to divorce, you can still GET OUT and continue to pray and work on the abusive relationship from a safe distance! I believe women have a moral responsibility to safeguard their children and a violent home isn't a safe environment for them. So much of what kids learn is caught rather than taught... you can tell a child this isn't the way God intended for a man to treat a woman, ...more
Kathryn
Dec 18, 2012 Kathryn rated it really liked it
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good book, very worthy read!
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