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

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Don Hennessy on his book “Steps To Freedom” – interviewed by Irish radio

  Don Hennessy speaks with wisdom and compassion. Much good info here. One thing I learned that I hadn’t heard before was Don giving more details about the Cork Relationship Counseling Centre’s experience of running groups for male perpetrators. After running those groups for a while, they realised that the groups were doing more harm …

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Why men abuse women and what makes them stop – by Barry Goldstein

Courts Must Learn Basics about Domestic Violence Four decades after domestic violence first became a public issue [in the USA] our courts still don’t understand the causes and effective responses to domestic violence. Attempting to resolve DV cases without fundamental DV knowledge is like sending children to unregulated daycare; we keep seeing avoidable tragedies in …

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13. Do Abusers Change? — Chris Moles answers that question with a mixture of truth and foolishness.

Chris Moles is well aware that most abusive men do not apply themselves to the hard work of reforming their characters. He claims that he’s seen a few abusers reform. I personally think Chris is spiritually blind and isn’t able to discern reformation from the ‘smoke and mirrors’ of pseudo-reformation. When reading Chris’s book, you …

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6. How Chris Moles works with abusers

Chris Moles says he works with men who abuse their wives/girlfriends because he believes that “The most effective means of reducing violence against women is addressing the hearts of men.” (C 22:45*) But he didn’t get into working in this field because he believed that. His initial motivation was much more worldly. He often tells the …

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“How He Gets Into Her Head” — an introduction to Don Hennessy’s book

Nearly four decades ago, Don Hennessy was working in the Irish city of Cork at the Cork Marriage Counselling Centre. They identified domestic violence as the underlying issue for about 30% of their clients. It was identified as a pattern of abusive and violent behaviour that allowed the offender to control his intimate partner. Thus …

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Paul Hegstrom and Life Skills International — an organization we are reluctant to endorse

Paul Hegstrom was an abusive husband and father.  His pattern of abuse and reactive behavior drove him to divorce his wife, abandon his children and nearly lose his life.  He has since made a complete recovery, remarried his wife and restored his family.¹   The life story of Paul & Judy Hegstrom was the storyline …

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