Resources

Establish New Patterns

Articles

The relationships of most survivors of abuse are governed by fear. A survivor’s relationship with God must become the new paradigm for her relationships. One of the best ways we believe to find healing is to join the Refuge support group. You will find that there are many women who understand what you are going […]

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Finding Healing In Christ

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Many survivors feel shame from their association with an abusive man. It is shameful to reveal to the outside world that the man who is supposed to cherish you has chosen to demean and reject you. One of the most devastating aspects of domestic abuse is that it instills a false identity in the survivor. […]

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Divorce and Domestic Abuse

Training

Does Abuse qualify as biblical grounds for divorce? Does the Bible have anything to say on this?

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Achieve Safety

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If you are in need of immediate safety, call 911. If it is not an emergency, contact Refuge Ministries, and we would be happy to help you, both with processing the best plan and the options before you. God values safety and freedom for the oppressed. His response to oppression in Scripture is very clear: […]

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Types of Abuse

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Psychological Any non-physical behavior designed to control someone through degradation, humiliation, or fear. (Includes verbal and emotional abuse.) Spiritual An attempt to use a person’s faith to manipulate and control them. Economical Behavior that is designed to control and dominate a person financially. Sexual Any unwanted contact or interaction that occurs for the sexual stimulation […]

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See the Abuse

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Oppression in the Bible:The Bible’s description of oppression fits the experience of domestic abuse:• Psalm 10:7 “His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.”• Psalm 55: o I am restless in my complaint and I moan, because of the noise of the enemy, because of the […]

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What is Domestic Abuse

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Domestic Abuse: a form of oppression in which a person uses certain behavior patterns to control their intimate partner. Oppress: to crush or burden someone by the abuse of power or authority.

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