Monday Jan 15, 2024

Empowering Survivors: The Pastor’s Role in Responding to Destructive Marriages


  1. Advice for Women in Conservative Churches

    • Find a trustworthy female within the church to confide in.
    • Seek someone who embodies godliness and can provide a receptive ear.
    • Avoid putting the burden of finding the perfect words or expression on victims.
  2. The Role of Humility in Pastors

    • Pastors must have humility when dealing with abuse cases.
    • Be aware of the woman's perspective if she is to speak to the elders. Ways to help her feel safe.
  3. Training and Awareness

    • The growth of awareness and training in seminaries and conservative circles.
    • Upcoming training opportunities and resources for pastors and church leaders.
    • Importance of knowing local resources specializing in domestic abuse.
  4. Creating Safety Plans

    • Encouragement for pastors to receive proper training and create safety plans.
    • The impact of creating safety plans for victims and changing their perspective.
    • Encouragement for pastors to embrace the labor of love in opposing evil and upholding good.


  • Encouragement for pastors and church leaders to seek training and knowledge in addressing domestic abuse.
  • The importance of creating a safe and supportive environment within conservative churches.

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