The church plays an important role in creating a safe community and an environment in which intimate partner violence (IPV) is addressed, not covered up. An appropriate understanding of Scripture is also protective. Local churches must become aware of resources in their communities designed to help both victims and perpetrators. The message that violence of any kind will not be tolerated must be clearly sent. Perpetrators must experience appropriate consequences along with the help they need. enditnow, the Adventist Church’s program to create awareness and help prevent IPV, must continue to be supported.
Discipleship and Religious Education
Sedlacek, Beverly J. and Sedlacek, David, "Ending Domestic Violence--No Time to Waste" (2018). Faculty Publications. 1292.
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