Resources

Announcing New Locations

News

New Refuge groups are now available in Pennsylvania. York, Pennsylvania Providence Presbyterian Church1215 Church RoadPhone: 717-767-4772Email: refuge@yorkpca.org Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania New Covenant Fellowship4500 Creekview Road.Phone: 717-732-8500Email: newcov@newcovfel.org Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Grace Valley FellowshipConference Center at Valley Forge1485 Valley Forge RoadPhone: 610-935-7960Email: gvf@gvf.church

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Violence Among Us

Books

This book offers practical help in identifying abusive situations. It has strategic counseling tips, case studies and models of effective ministry to both the victim and the perpetrator. There are resource lists which include domestic violence hotlines and shelters, faith-based organizations, abuser treatment programs, and information on legal and safety issues. If you are a […]

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The Verbally Abusive Relationship

Books

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, […]

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When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse

Books

Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother? Mothers in physically or emotionally abusive relationships ask themselves these questions every day. Here, a […]

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Why Does He Do That?

Books

This volume offers women guidelines on how to improve and survive an abusive relationship, discussing various types of abusive men, analysing societal myths surrounding abuse, and answering questions about the warning signs of abuse.

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Shame Interrupted

Books

Shame controls far too many of us. Worthless, inferior, rejected, weak, humiliated, failure...it all adds up to wishing we could get away from others and hide. We know what shame feels like. The way out, however, is harder to find. Time doesn't help, neither does confession, because shame is just as often from what others […]

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Is It My Fault?

Books

Is It My Fault? Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence Is It My Fault? is a message of hope and healing to victims who know too well the depths of destruction and the overwhelming reality of domestic violence. At least one in every three women have been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused […]

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The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

Books

Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, including many in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about. With godly guidance and practical experience, Vernick offers an empathetic approach to recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship […]

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The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

Books

You can’t put it into words, but something is happening to you. Your stomach churns, your heart aches, and the tension in your marriage is making you feel weary and a little crazy. The constant criticism, disrespect, cruelty, deceit, and gross indifference are eroding your confidence and breaking your spirit. For any woman caught in […]

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Teachings on Domestic Abuse

Training

All the audio, handouts, and powerpoints from the official seminar sessions. Please do not redistribute or repost without obtaining permission. Additional Topic Materials: Understanding Abuse Biblically Understanding Abuse Biblically Handout.docxUnderstanding Abuse Biblically Slides.pdf Heart of an Abuser Heart of an Abuser Handout.docxHeart of an Abuser Slides.pdf Patterns of Abuse Patterns of Abuse Handout.docxPatterns of Abuse […]

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