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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)

UPDATE  Sept 2021:  I 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 …

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Men’s Behavior Change work – a report from the No To Violence conference

Last week I attended an Australasian conference on men’s behavior change. It was held in Melbourne by No To Violence,  the peak body for Men’s Behavior Change work in Victoria, Australia. There were people from all over Australia, a large delegation from New Zealand, and a few from other places (Ireland, Scotland and South America). …

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The Duluth Model and programs for abusers

What is “the Duluth model?”  How effective are batterers’ programs? These and many other questions are canvassed in this New York Times article When Men Hit Women by Jan Hoffman, 1992. Although this article was written twenty years ago, it’s very worth reading. Non-sensationalist, it covers a lot of ground, has accounts from both abusers …

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Men’s Behavior Change Programs (Abuser Intervention Programs)

Here is  a radio interview about Men’s Behavior Change Programs.  You can find the original transcript and also listen to the interview  (click on ‘view full episode’ to listen). The interview was broadcast by the Law Report, ABC Radio National (Australia) in July 2006. Bear in mind that the viewpoint in the interview is entirely …

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If the abuser shows signs of repentance, what should pastors do? And what if there is no repentance?

If there are signs of true repentance, what can pastors offer the abuser? Do many abusers have access to the right type of ministry to help them with long-term growth and accountability? This question was recently asked by an anonymous commenter at Morven’s Blog. Any pastor can find out, by a few simple phone calls …

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