A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

How can I help my friend or relative who has been abused?

Online Resources

Respecting & Listening to Victims of Violence:  A handbook for those who are supporting women who have been abused by an intimate partner

Resources for Family and Friends

Resources for Supporters of Victims of Domestic Abuse

Book Suggestions

Books for Supporters of Survivors

Helping Her Get Free:  A Guide for Families & Friends of Abused Women [*Affiliate link]

by Susan Brewster. Guidance for those who support victim-survivors.  Recommended by Lundy Bancroft.  This book was originally published as To be an Anchor in the Storm.

Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion [*Affiliate link]

by Barbara Roberts.  If you have questions about the permissibility of divorce this book explains the scriptural dilemmas of abuse victims in regard to separation and divorce,  carefully examines the scriptures and scholarly research, and shows how the Bible sets victims of abuse free from bondage and guilt. It will help victims throw off the unbiblical traditions they have been in bondage to and get free from their abusers. Read reviews at of this book at Barbara’s website by theologians, by pastoral carers, and by others  Here is an additional review of this book by Ps. Dave Orrison.

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men [*Affiliate link]

***IMPORTANT NOTE:  While we endorse Lundy’s writings about the dynamics of domestic abuse, we do not recommend anyone attend the ‘healing retreats’ Lundy Bancroft offers or become involved in his ‘Peak Living Network.” See our post, ACFJ Does Not Recommend Lundy Bancroft’s Retreats or His New Peak Living Network for more about our concerns.

by Lundy Bancroft.  This single book will take you far in your journey to wise up to the deceptions of abusers.  Note:  Bancroft’s books contains some vulgar language because he quotes abusers.  An excellent review of this book can be found here.


Converting statements into questions — a skill for bystanders who want to help victims of abuse

Helping an Abuse Victim without being Duped by the Abuser

How to Support an Abuse Victim

I’m Nobody Special; What Can I Do To Help Lazarus?

Don Hennessy Digest

Supporters of Victims of Domestic Abuse — ACFJ Resource page

*Amazon affiliate link — ACFJ gets a small percentage if you purchase via this link.

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