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Wife Abuse

Playing St. Barbara: Shining Light on the Dark History of Coal Mining

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.23.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski is a great book, a stunning debut novel that shimmers with unforgettable characters while casting necessary ...

My Invisible Black Eye

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
Holly Robinson

Not one person asked me how I got the black eye. Not the waitresses or the bartender, not the clerks behind the counters in the shops. Certainly, not the gas station attendant. Nobody asked. In fact, most people just kept their eyes averted from my face.

Why Pastors Struggle With Confronting Domestic Violence

John Shore | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I hear from a disheartening number of women who write in to relate their stories of pastors who, in one way or another, advised them to stick with their abusive husbands. How could these good, well-intentioned men give advice that's so egregiously wrong?

Relationship Advice: 1 (of 7) Reasons Women Remain in Abusive Relationships

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

It is absolutely vital for you to understand that the least healing and nurturing thing you can do for yourself and the people you love is to remain in a bad relationship.

Church To Abused Wife: "Stay With Him"

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

This letter, from an abused wife, came in last week. I'm sad to say it's typical -- especially the part about how this woman's church "family" responded to her suffering.