Domestic Violence and Abuse

You Are Not Alone: A Prayer Book for Victims of Domestic Violence

This devotional prayer book will help victims give voice to their heavenly Father in the midst of heartache and despair.

‘Hope and Healing: A Bible Study’ shares Christ’s comfort with victims of sexual assault and violence

In Christ, there is hope and healing for survivors of sexual assault. The perfect peace of the Gospel is vital for women who are suffering.

KFUO Audio: ‘Fifty Shades’ series and domestic violence impact

LCMS Deaconess Kim Schave and KFUO Radio host Andy Bates discuss the popular ‘Fifty Shades’ books and movies and their influence on domestic violence.

Letters to the Editor (December 2015)

A letter relates to a “Reporter” story on domestic violence and child abuse.

Most child molesters ‘religious,’ often target church members

The Synod’s first Workshop on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse aims to help church workers “identify, understand and intervene” on behalf of victims.

BNM presenters emphasize ‘good moment’ for LCMS

At the Sept. 9-10 meeting in the St. Louis, the LCMS Board for National Mission continues its policy work, hears from numerous speakers and takes several actions.

Registration opens June 1 for domestic-violence, child-abuse workshop

The LCMS Task Force on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse is sponsoring the Sept. 30 training event at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Commentary: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has many seeing 50 shades of red

A “Reporter” commentary on the controversial books and film contrasts their messages with God’s design for intimate relationships.

Domestic-violence task force announces training sessions

“We all know someone who is either currently being abused by someone else or who in the past has been abused pretty seriously,” says one task force member.

LCMS offers resources on domestic abuse

The resources are meant to aid church workers, friends, family members and survivors of domestic abuse.