DV sermons A couple of commenters mentioned not being able to find sermons on Domestic Abuse. SermonAudio has a whole series by Pastor Jeff Crippen. I highly recommend it!
Here's the link to the series:
http://www.sermonaudi o.com/search.asp?seriesOnly=tru e&currSection=sermonstopic&sour ceid=crc&keyword=Domestic+Viole nce+and+Abuse&keyworddesc=Domes tic+Violence+and+Abuse
Dark Side series 2009 There are several pastors on SermonAudio willing to defend the vulnerable. Dominic Smart is one of those. I noticed the last comment for this message was 2011 - I want to bring attention to it again and pray that "the church" will obey the Word and provide a sanctuary of emotional and physical safety for the oppressed instead of chastising them to forgive and endure more abuse.
the activist (12/31/2011)
from somerset uk
good factual message as a christian domestic violence worker, i'm glad to see that finally this issue is being tackled by the church.
from Florida, USA
Great Sermon! Thank you for addressing this issue. More churches need to preach on this topic. As a Christian Divorce was not an option but I began to realize that God would have to hate how I was being abused more than divorce.
Church leaders should organize work groups within the congregation to discuss this issues and outreach to local shelters for battered women men
I applaud you It's disappointing that this is the only sermon on Sermon Audio that I've found on domestic violence.
This is a problem in the church as much as it is in the secular world, but there are additional problems within the church community because victims often stay in those relationships in fear that leaving would mean sinning before God and forgiving too little.
More religous leaders need to speak on this and properly address the concerns that secular couselors cannot.
from Texas USA
Great Sermon! this is the ONLY sermon I could find on domestic violence. And now, the claim is that 1 out of every 4 American women is affected?
I recommend all pastors get educated on this spiritual problem. We as the church should be the leaders in prayerfully helping the abused to find peace and safety. Too often, we reject the victims while supporting and enabling the violent to keep on abusing.
You may not think this is a problem in your church.........................my pastor and fellow church members didn't either.
Dominic has recently preached at Coro Baptist and participated in New Creation's Ministry School 2007 while visiting South Australia. He is a visiting lecturer at Highland Theological College in Scotland.