8 Ways to Help a Friend When You Suspect Domestic Abuse

"It’s hard to speak into a friend’s life when you’re uncertain about a situation. To complicate matters, domestic abuse often means there’s danger. The situations are challenging. Walking with these tender souls takes patience and gentle persistence." - TGC

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Bert Perry's picture

My parents' marriage was destroyed in part by domestic violence, and one of the huge realities is that in these cases, walking away from a bad situation is believed to be walking away from one's whole life.  So pushing someone to walk away is in a very real way akin to pushing them off a cliff.

I would also guess that it could be very helpful to have some resources lined up for the hypothetical case that could become very literal.  "We have a place for you to live, we know who can help you with healthcare/legal issues/etc.....whenever you are ready."


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