Our counselors are trained professionals -who have experienced violence and abuse first hand.
The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.”
Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence or IPV) includes four types of violent behavior that occur between two people in a close relationship:
Domestic Violence has no socioeconomic, religious, age, or gender boundaries - and is just as prevalent in males as in females.
(a) physical abuse such as kicking, punching, and slapping;
(b) sexual abuse;
(c) threats of physical or sexual abuse; and
(d) emotional abuse such as intimidation, shaming, and controlling through guilt and manipulation (Archer, 2002; Centers for Diseases Control & Prevention, 2009).
Several of these behaviors are recognized to co-occur (World Health Organization, 2002).
Although most marriages that experience domestic abuse cannot be saved - However, we also know that God can do anything with a repentant heart and we honor that.
Although we will not counsel couples together - we will counsel you "separately-together."
What does that mean?
The biblically married couple is "counseled" at the same time, on the same day by two separate, counselors. (Men will be counseled by men. Women are counseled by women).