Pamela Jacobs Shares How to Help Victims of Abuse

October 30, 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.

In today’s link, domestic violence expert Pamela Jacobs shares some ways you can help victims of abuse.

“An abusive relationship can be difficult to detect in the beginning, since abusers often appear charming and kind at first. It may start as subtle jealousy and isolation, but soon escalate to controlling and threatening behavior, and eventually physical and sexual violence.”

Read “5 Ways to Help Someone Who Is Being Abused” on Huffington Post.


Rev. Dr. Christy Gunter
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 Traumacame out in spring 2019 (Wesley Foundry Books).