Domestic Violence Frequently Asked Questions

October 9, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and here on Christian Feminism Today we are featuring a variety of links about this important topic.

Learn answers to questions that many people have about domestic violence including:

  • Do abusers show any potential warning signs?
  • Is it possible for abusers to change?
  • Why do victims sometimes return to or stay with abusers?

Learn answers to these questions and many more on the National Network to End Domestic Violence website.

 

Rev. Dr. Christy Sim
Christy graduated from St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas with a doctorate in Global Health and Wholeness. Her main area of research was in healing after domestic violence, and her dissertation was titled Body, Theology, and Intimate Partner Violence: Healing Fragmentation through Spiritual Play. She also holds an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City and is listed in the Scientific Reviewer and Adviser database for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an expert in Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Teen Dating Violence. In June, 2018, she helped organize the "For Such a Time as This Rally," speaking outside the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, encouraging pastors and ministry leaders to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault in trauma-informed and survivor-centered ways. Her new book Survivor Care: What Religious Professionals Need to Know about Healing Trauma will come out in spring 2019 (Wesley Foundry Books).

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