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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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My name is . . . and I have been abusive to my family

Occasionally we receive comments from abusers who claim they are trying to change. We usually respond privately to these types of comments, but decided that we would post this comment and make our response public. (Since this person knowingly made his comment on a public blog it is not a breach of privacy to reply publicly.  However, …

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Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men — Lundy Bancroft video presentation

As many of you know we highly recommend Lundy Bancroft’s seven part series titled “Domestic Violence in Popular Culture” (here is a link to our post that provides a YouTube link to each part). So we were excited when we recently found another YouTube video by Lundy Bancroft that is also excellent.  We have put it on …

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Men’s Behavior Change — it’s not about doing therapy with the men

Victims of domestic abuse are often curious about how Men’s Behaviour Change Programs work — what the programs do, and how the facilitators of those programs understand and go about their task. Part of our mission here at this blog is to awaken seminaries, pastors and Christian counselors to the need for more training on how to respond …

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A Journey Through the Pornography Sinkhole (Part 2 of Wendell’s Story)

Once again we thank Wendell and his wife for sharing their story with us.    In this post, Wendell describes how the Lord raised him out of the pit of addiction to porn.  (See Pt 1 Wendell’s Story)  Porn, as we have discussed in other articles, is often an element in the abuser’s life.  In this …

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