Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

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by Al Miles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800631757

ISBN-13: 9780800631758

Pub. Date: 02/01/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

According to the American Medical Association, one quarter of American women will be abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. Loving support can make a tremendous difference to survivors as they struggle with the difficult process of healing and regaining trust in themselves and others. Often, however, pastoral caregivers possess the same

Overview

According to the American Medical Association, one quarter of American women will be abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. Loving support can make a tremendous difference to survivors as they struggle with the difficult process of healing and regaining trust in themselves and others. Often, however, pastoral caregivers possess the same misconceptions about domestic violence as does the uninformed public.

Al Miles addresses the issues related to inadequate pastoral response to this pervasive problem. He explores the dynamics of abusive relationships and the role that clergy members can take to heal this painful situation.

The new edition of Domestic Violence builds upon the insights, policies, and programs of the original volume and includes new information on the pathology of domestic violence and the effect the economic downturn is having on victim-survivors and batterers. Miles also focuses on helping clergy and other pastoral ministers develop a more compassionate response to victim-survivors who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender.

This thoroughly updated edition includes questions for discussion, a list of additional resources, and contact information for state coalitions working to end domestic violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800631758
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword5
Acknowledgments9
Preface. Clergy Voices11
Introduction: "Where Are All the Pastors?"15
Chapter 1.Encouraging and Excusing Men/Blaming Women21
Chapter 2.Violence against Women: Separating Fact from Myth47
Chapter 3.Survivors Speak Out77
Chapter 4.Once an Abuser, Always an Abuser?101
Chapter 5.The Thorny Question of Forgiveness129
Chapter 6.Minister to Minister153
Notes189
Appendix A.Selected Resources195
Appendix B.State Coalitions199

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Domestic Violence 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hands-on, comprehensive book for the busy clergy or pastoral minister who needs practical guidance more than academic theory. Should be on the bookshelf of every pastoral professional and volunteer.