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Domestic violence and the church

Today I’ll be addressing the difficult subject of domestic violence. Taking the opportunity to discuss domestic violence today is grounded in the desire to acknowledge our failures to listen, protect, and aid – along with a commitment do all we can to create a faith culture that listens, protects, and aids our most vulnerable.
Dr Steven Tracy “… the number of times we have seen biblical statements regarding male headship, female submission and God hating divorce outrageously misused against abuse victims”.
Family and domestic violence support services:
1800 Respect national helpline: 1800 737 732
Women’s Crisis Line: 1800 811 811
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
Lifeline (24 hour crisis line): 131 114
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277

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Domestic abuse

We’re going to be talking about domestic abuse this morning, and my apology is that I’m a male and males are the primary perpetrators when it comes to domestic abuse. Secondly, I’m a pastor. And what’s been coming out of the royal commission into child sexual abuse is that churches haven’t always heard and acknowledged the cries of the hurting, and acted accordingly…