SUPPORTING SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC
ABUSE/OPPRESSION IN THE GRACE CHURCH
FELLOWSHIP AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
WHAT IS DOMESTIC ABUSE/OPPRESSION?
Domestic abuse/oppression can be defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by a partner in an intimate relationship. The one and only purpose of domestic abuse/opperssion is to gain complete control over another person.
Types of abuse can include physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, spiritual, or economical. Warning signs include jealousy, controlling behavior, unrealistic expectations, isolation, blaming others, chronic lying, deflecting responsibility, bullying, belittling, and name-calling.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Know there is a refuge of hope and comfort in the loving arms of Jesus and provision for help through His church.
Pray for the Lord's provision of wisdom and protection as you consider your situation and plan to take steps toward requesting help.
Talk to a trusted friend or leader about your situation. If abuse/violence escalates or children are being abused, please contact the authorities right away. Dial 911 or your local Public Safety Department.
THE COST OF IGNORING
Victims of domestic abuse/oppression often choose not to seek help because they blame themselves, fear the abuse will get worse, or blindly hope their situation will eventually improve. These reasons are neither wise or safe.
Please consider contacting the Grace Church Domestic Abuse Response Team today for a confidential consultation designed to inform, encourage, and advocate on your behalf. Let us be your voice of help and the Lord's instrument for hope as we seek a God-honoring resolution to abuse/oppression.
Contact DART HERE or by calling 428-1331.