In Christian Feminism Today, my article on How to Help a Victim of Violence went live today.
“Since graduating with a doctorate focused on domestic violence and healing, the question I am most frequently asked is “How can I help my friend or family member who I know is being hurt?” This is followed by some variation of “They won’t leave,” and the questioner indicates a feeling they need to step in and prevent a certain death.
When Christian Feminism Today asked me to write an article about what to do when a friend or loved one is in an abusive situation, I knew exactly what to say. I have texted, emailed, Facebook messaged, answered on the phone, and communicated this answer so many times that I often wonder if I appear to be on autopilot in my response. But this question is so important and it needs to be answered well.
Therefore, to adequately answer these imperative questions and concerns, I offer the following ideas to help friends and loved ones think about how to really help someone involved in a violent situation…“
To read more see: http://www.eewc.com/Articles/how-to-help-a-victim-of-domestic-violence