A Christian Response to Abusive Relationships

Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Gary Barnes, and Debby Wade, MFT, discuss spousal abuse, focusing on responsibilities in marriage and a Christian response to abusive relationships in and outside the church. http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/christian-response-to-abusive-relationships/ 00:14 Dr. Barnes and Wade introduce the topic of spousal abuse and their ministries to married couples and families 03:50 Spousal abuse statistics and the story of a battered Christian woman 08:45 Defining spousal abuse and recognizing tactics of power and control http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/christian-response-to-abusive-relationships/#525 12:27 Spousal responsibilities in marriage according to the Scriptures http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/christian-response-to-abusive-relationships/#747 19:17 Perspectives of female victims and police involved in cases of spousal abuse 23:52 The fears and insecurities which drive an abuser's need for control 28:17 Advice for people in abusive situations http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/christian-response-to-abusive-relationships/#1697 30:24 Advice for pastors counseling people in abusive situations http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/christian-response-to-abusive-relationships/#1824 33:02 Creating a church environment where it is safe to talk about spousal abuse https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-table-podcast-audio/id586379713