Websites: Faith-based sites specifically for the faith community:
DVDs: Faith-based resources about domestic abuse in our faith communities:
- When Love Hurts – Day of Discovery’s four part (30 mins. each) series on domestic abuse within our churches. In the past, it was available to view on their site for free, but that does not seem to be the case at this time. It is available to watch on this site: http://www.jennyraearmstrong.com/2013/01/29/when-love-hurts-domestic-abuse-in-christian-homes/
- Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence – This powerful DVD features six different women share their stories and the responses from their faith community (includes one gal with a Jewish faith). You can see a 2 minute preview and/or order the video on the Faith Trust Institute site: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/store/01tA0000000M7rSIAS .
Recommend Books: Faith-based
*A Cry for Justice – by Jeff Crippen who is, also, the founder of A Cry for Justice: www.cryingoutforjustice.com .
*Setting the Captives Free – by Ron Clark. He has written several books and leads two domestic violence training sessions a year in the Portland, OR area for clergy and the faith community.
*Mending the Soul – by Steven Tracey. Steve addresses a domestic abuse, as well as, a number of other types of abuse. He is the founder of Mending the Soul Ministries: www.mendingthesoul.org .
Angry Men and Women Who Love them – by Paul Hegstrom – a formally abusive husband. This is a shorter book and an easy read. It is a good intro book to domestic abuse for anyone. It has been often used as a first book for victims of abuse to read. He is the founder of Life Skills International: www.lifeskillsintl.org .
Keeping the Faith – by Marie M. Fortune – A small book that answers some basic questions a woman of faith is asking. The author is the founder of Faith Trust Institute: www.Faithtrustinstitute.org .
No Place for Abuse – By Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark – A wonderfully written book for the faith community. It is a Biblically based book with many practical resources for the faith community. Nancy Nason-Clark is the founder of Rave: www.TheRaveProject.com .
Why Does He Do That – by Lundy Bancroft. This is NOT faith-based but a great resource. Bancroft is well educated in the area of abusers and domestic abuse. He is highly regarded in the field and his books are basics to domestic abuse. This is a comprehensive book that has been helpful for women in understanding their abusers better. It would be a great book for pastors to help them understand how to be less deceived and more helpful when keeping an abuser accountable. He has his own website: www.lundybancroft.com .
*NOTE: The first three books have deeper theological discussions regarding domestic abuse.