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The Call for Help from a Victim

I remember an incident where my then husband and I got into a fight. The cause of the fight was minimal but the results traumatic. When the fight ended, I was slammed down on the concrete floor of the garage, spit on in the face and totally humiliated. I ran out of the house and called our pastor. I told the pastor that if he did not get my then husband out of the house, I would call the police and he would be arrested. The pastor did convince my then husband to leave and gave him a home with him. Over the course of several weeks, my then husband convinced me to take him back. I did (fast fact, it takes a victim an average of seven times to leave an abusive partner). When I arrived over the pastor's house, he said that he had been praying that my then husband and I would get back together. I thought to myself, who prays for a couple going through domestic violence to get back together. That was the start of my quest to bring pastors in the know about domestic violence and the trauma it has on victims. I came upon this article today that I would like to share. A great training tool from the Catholic church for pastors.

When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women | USCCB

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