Author: Esther Sweetman

Publisher: Restored


Free for survivors of domestic abuse

A handbook for female Christian survivors of domestic abuse

From the Restored website:

“We are extremely proud to have produced this outstanding resource aimed at supporting survivors of domestic abuse as they journey towards recovery. The inspiration to publish this handbook came out of Restored’s Online Survivors’ Network when it became clear that women, who have experienced domestic abuse in the past, were faced with very similar challenges in a variety of areas and there were no comprehensive resources to point them towards.

“The handbook has contributions from 14 authors who are specialists in their respective fields, including Louisa Whitney, a specialist in family law, Professor Ally Kern, who specialises in relating theology to survivors of domestic abuse, and Betsy de Thierry, CEO of the Trauma Recovery Centre.

“Many sections in the handbook can apply to all female survivors of abuse with any faith background or none. The handbook is divided into three themes:

  • managing the practical realities after leaving an abuser
  • healing and recovery after leaving an abuser
  • theological issues relating to domestic abuse

“Included in the wide range of helpful subjects are chapters on security, protective orders, supporting children, financial and career planning, managing physical and mental health, healing, as well as a section on what the Bible says about domestic abuse, divorce, justice and forgiveness.”