God designed marriage and the family to be a deeply loving and tender relationship and to be the foundation of a healthy society. Unfortunately we hear and see every day the heart breaking stories of when it goes wrong. We are talking about Family Violence. Joining us today is Psychologist and the Safe Ministries Manager of CityLife Community Care, Christine D’Souza. She will be unpacking this complex issue and how we as individuals and the church can be better informed to support those involved. It may also be helpful to those currently experiencing it.
We mainly refer to the abusers as “he” and the victims as “she” due to the extremely high ratio of women reported as victims compared to men. However, we recognise that men are also victims of domestic violence.