This page has three subheadings: audio, multimedia, and video.
speaking on Open House, a radio program of Sydney’s 103.2 FM:
Barbara Roberts – Christians and Divorce – Episode 1
Barbara Roberts – Christians and Divorce – Episode 2
Audio CDs of the Barbara’s book Not Under Bondage are available for visually disabled survivors: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Life & Faith: No More Denial.
Barbara talks to Centre For Public Christianity about domestic abuse and the church.
Dr Catherine Kroeger — an early activist and author on domestic abuse in the Evangelical church
Catherine Kroeger’s address at the Bringing Hope Conference, UK, 2010
Cathy Kroeger spoke about things she and colleagues had been doing for decades to get Christians to address domestic abuse, in the USA, Canada and Russia. Kroeger was the founding president of CBE (Christians for Biblical Equality) and at the time of this talk was the President of PASCH (Peace and Safety in the Christian Home). PASCH is no longer in existence. She covers:
- domestic abuse in the Bible: Ezekiel 34, Hagar, Judah and Tamar, Joseph and his brothers
- David’s adultery and Nathan’s faithfulness
- the dichotomy — many are in denial, some are trying to generate social change
- in social change, the role of the prophet is unpopular
- how to get men involved
- pastoral counselling for domestic abuse takes up more time than any other kind of pastoral counselling
- pastors with the least training feel they can handle the problem by themselves
- pastors with more training in domestic abuse work in consort with secular agencies
- in the early 20th century, evangelicals thought Prohibition would stop domestic abuse
- how CBE got active on domestic abuse, lost motivation, then got back on board
- how the World Evangelical Fellowship got a taskforce started on violence against women
- why the RAVE website was set up
- how PASCH is writing a faith-based program for the DULUTH model (Changed Men Changed Lives)
- some professions have higher rates of abuse: military, police, doctors, lawyers, judges, clergy
- the attempted suicide rate in abused women is 35-40%
Reacting to Insinuations in the Verbally Abusive Relationship
This is a written blog article.
Ps Jeff Crippen
Abuse and the Church — A Podcast
Ps Jeff Crippen was asked by Theology Gals, a Facebook group that includes over 2500 women from all over the county and a few different nations, to do an interview discussing abuse and the church.
Jimmy and Clara Hinton
Episode 204: How the Bible Describes Wolves (and It’s Not Nice) — Spreaker, from iHeart
Episode 204: How the Bible Describes Wolves (and It’s Not Nice) — YouTube
Note: When you’re listening to the podcast, keep in mind that much of the focus of Jimmy and Clara Hinton’s work is on paedophiles in the church, how many Christians are so easily deceived by paedophiles, and how many Christians often don’t understand Scripture.
From the description of the podcast: The Bible describes a class of people who have not, do not, and will not ever change. It’s an impossibility. Their hearts have been so hardened that they have zero desire to change. Jesus says that a bad tree CANNOT produce good fruit. In this episode, we share Scriptures that speak to this. And there are many of them. Wolves are not sheep, plain and simple. When we identify them, the message is universal — avoid them!
Victoria Police, Australia
Unspeakable is a series of six podcasts produced by Victoria Police (Australia). It offers a rare glimpse into the real life cases and the people behind them. Over six episodes, you’ll hear from investigators, experts, victim-survivors, bringing their stories out from the shadows and into the light reality.
Sharon Araji — Retired Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado, Denver.
Child Custody Justice This documentary shows:
- the barriers women face in child custody battles when trying to protect their children from abusers
- how children are damage by being with their abusers
- interviews with lawyers, judges, law enforcement, protective mothers and court advocates
- strategies that lawyers of abusers use to tie protective parent’s hands and help abusers win the cases
- the history of PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome) and how it is used against women
- the need for lawyers and judges/court personnel to get consistent training on DV
Barbara Roberts, author of Not Under Bondage
The Levite’s Concubine: Judges 19-21 and how abusers enlist allies
Barbara’s YouTube channel
Barbara interviewed by Pastor Mark Brown
A four-part course on DVD, which is available for purchase, will equip both counselors and church leaders to help Christian organizations prepare and implement procedures to prevent child and adult abuse and to take appropriate action when faced with allegations. The two speakers of the course are Philip G. Monroe, PsyD and Basyle Tchividjian, JD.
Dr George Simon, Jr., psychologist and author
interviewed by Fox News — The Tactics of Manipulative People
interviewed by CBS — Understanding the Troubled Personality
Diane Langberg — A Christian psychologist, has worked with many victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and genocide; and also with people who have abused power in positions of Christian leadership.
Counseling Victims of Domestic Abuse
Is a presentation Diane gave at the Forum Of Christian Leaders, Budapest, 25 May 2010.
“Fred et Marie” is a video produced by Bonjour, Inc. It is in French, but there are English subtitles. This video does an excellent job of portraying coercive control, entrapment, social abuse & isolation, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, threats of physical violence… and the profound fear which all this induces in the victim. It also shows poor bystander responses. TRIGGER WARNING: This video is 15 minutes in length and will almost certainly trigger some, so please be prepared.
A 7 minute video highlighting the serious and harmful nature of financial abuse. Financial abuse is hard to recognize and it can happen to anyone in any relationship.
How to collect evidence if your intervention order [protection order] is breached
This 5 minute video by Women’s Health West and Victoria Police of Victoria, Australia. It features local women demonstrating simple and practical ways of gathering evidence. Note: This video is from Victoria, Australia, where “protection orders” are called “intervention orders” and the emergency phone number is 000, not 911 as in the USA.
This is a YouTube video by Counselor Patrick Doyle of Veritas Counseling. He discusses four things that are required before reconciliation can be considered: conviction, repentance, confession, and forgiveness. And each of these four things is to be done by the offender.
Making the Church a Safe Place
In this two-part video training, Dr. Monroe, Professor of Counseling and Psychology at Missio Seminary (was Biblical Seminary) will explore how faith communities can unintentionally create additional distress for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This video series shows how to 1) identify common struggles of trauma survivors in faith communities, 2) understand the impact of trauma on the brain functioning and interpersonal relationship, 3) recognize the tendency to overspiritualize invisible wounds, and 4) identify leader, lay, and counselor interventions to improve the church experience of those suffering from PTSD. The video series is near the bottom of the page.
Narcissism and the System it Breeds
Dr. Langberg, clinical faculty with Missio Seminary (was Biblical Seminary) and GTRI, lectures on the characteristics of narcissistic leaders and the temptations for organizational systems to support them. This five-part video will help you to 1) identify common features of narcissistic leaders and organization, 2) examine individual and system vulnerabilities to toxic leadership, 3) summarize best practices for therapy with narcissistic individuals, and 4) compare leadership style of Jesus Christ and egocentric and demanding church leaders. The video series starts about half-way down the page.
Nurse Joanna Explains Why a Survivor of Strangulation Should Seek Help
Nurse Joanna is compassionate and easy to understand. Her tone is perfect for victims.
Rebecca Davis disentangles the concept of bitterness
Rethinking Bitterness: Rebecca Davis: Awaken Conference 2019
Sin by Silence is a documentary that takes one into the lives of women who are domestic violence’s living, worst-case scenarios. Some of these women have killed their abusers and are now trapped behind bars. This documentary tells the story of Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA), an initiative led by the women of CWAA to help educate the legal system. Through careful orchestration of letter writing campaigns, media coverage, and senate hearings a moment was born and laws for battered women were change.
Strangulation: Detection & Investigation
Brian Bennett is a domestic violence instructor with the State Criminal Justice Academy in South Carolina and an advisor in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Investigating Non Fatal Strangulation Assault: A Trauma Informed Approach
Tom Tremblay is a retired Chief of Police from Burlington, Vermont and the former Commissioner of the Vermont Dept. of Public Safety. He has been an advisor and instructor in the investigation of domestic violence and sexual assault. We are impressed by the way Tom Tremblay recommends how to question victims in a very that understands their distress and how the trauma might have affected them.
Also by Tom Tremblay: Sexual Assault: A Trauma Informed Approach to Law Enforcement First Response.
This is How Victim-Blaming Logic Would Play out in Everyday Scenarios
3 one-minute videos that each feature an ordinary setting in which one character uses victim-blaming behavior to excuse their problematic actions, similar to the victim-blaming actions in cases of sexual assault and domestic abuse.
Understanding and Responding to Dissociation
In this two-part video, Dr. Langberg, Clinical faculty with Missio Seminary (was Biblical Seminary) and GTRI, examines the experience of dissociation, the process of “leaving” the present, and provides ten principles for working with clients diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. The video series teaches how to 1) identify the signs and symptoms of dissociation, 2) help others recognize and stop reliving past traumatic experiences, 3) recognize diagnostic features of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and 4) explore town principles and cautions for those working with DID clients. The video series starts near the top of the page.
UPDATE Sept 2021: I, Barbara Roberts, have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, let alone asked for their forgiveness.