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When Home HurtsA Guide for Responding Wisely to Domestic Abuse in Your Church

When Home Hurts

A Guide for Responding Wisely to Domestic Abuse in Your Church

Jeremy Pierre and Greg Wilson
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When Home Hurts is the theologically rich, field tested approach to domestic abuse intervention that the Church needs today.

Chris Moles, Author of ‘The Heart of Domestic Abuse: Gospel Solutions for Men Who Use Violence and Control in the Home’

This helpful resource will alleviate the concern and stress that will come in these difficult situations by helping define what your roles are and what they are not, giving you a plan and procedures to follow, and identifying key sources of support. I cannot recommend it higher.

Curtis W. Solomon , Executive Director, The Biblical Counseling Coalition

Pastors will love the theological nuance and practical ways the authors lay out how to have tough conversations with victims, abusers and congregants. Counselors will appreciate the prioritizing of safety planning and trauma work with victims as well as the fresh insights of how to handle the passive resistance of the abuser.

Leslie Vernick , International speaker, relationship coach and author of ‘The Emotionally Destructive Relationship’ and ‘The Emotionally Destructive Marriage’

Written by wise and experienced church leaders, for church leaders, this book takes an extremely practical approach rooted in very clear and thoughtful theological categories. I am thrilled that this book finally exists!

Alasdair Groves, Executive Director of CCEF

An accessible and practical handbook for the church and her people. When Home Hurts is written with care, attention to even the most minute detail, and a dedication to seeing the whole body built up and flourishing. A needed work for these times

Lore Ferguson Wilbert, Author of ‘Handle With Care: How Jesus Redeems the Power of Touch in Life and Ministry’

An excellent treatment of one of the most challenging topics facing the church today. Pierre and Wilson have tackled abuse in a way that is both practical and theologically robust.

Stephen Viars, Senior Pastor, Faith Church, Lafayette, Indiana

Comprehensive in its scope and compassionate in its approach, I have no doubt that we will be returning to this resource time and time again to offer competent, biblical, gracious counsel to the abused. 

Jonathan D. Holmes , Executive Director, Fieldstone Counseling, & author, ‘Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counselling’

There is a great need for more Christian resources on abuse which understand that safety is the primary concern when a victim has the courage to confide their experience of abuse. That is why I am grateful for When Home Hurts.

Brad Hambrick, Pastor of Counseling, The Summit Church, Durham, North Carolina

When Home Hurts is packed with clarifying biblical insights and concrete action steps for church leaders who encounter Domestic Abuse. Tremendous wisdom and experience have gone into the shepherding plans and assessment tools found in this book. This makes it an essential and invaluable guide that every church should have at the ready. 

Darby Strickland , Author of ‘Is it Abuse? A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims’ & Faculty member, CCEF

Few experiences of suffering appear more overwhelming and complex than domestic abuse. This book will equip you with relevant truths of the gospel so that you can respond with strength, peace, and simplicity.

John Henderson , Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

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