Domestic Violence: Principles from a Biblical Story
Dave Musser, LMFT
Domestic violence is unfortunately a too often occurring reality. No race, creed, religion or financial standing is immune to the horrific effects of violence that happens in the privacy of homes all across America. Indeed, the Christian church is not immune.
October is domestic violence awareness month. River of Hope is offering a free training breakfast for church leaders on Oct. 18, 2017. This training will be offered at Legends Café 9 South 9th Street, Lebanon, and will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 10:00 a.m.
During this training we will be looking at the relationship between David and King Saul. Admittedly, this story is not about a husband and wife, but about one young man serving his king; however, many parallels can be made from this story and applied to any home where domestic violence occurs.
Dave Musser, through an informal style of teaching which will involve interactive conversation, will explore five levels of understanding as it pertains to domestic violence. They will include how to:
· Understand how an abuser thinks
· Understand Co-dependent thinking
· Understand the need for safety
· Understand the need for long-term care
· Understand the cycle of domestic violence
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend so we can all learn from one another about a topic which is often shrouded in silence. River of Hope will need you to RSVP to 717-274-3950 ext 135 by Friday, October 13th, so we will know how much food and materials we will need for the morning.