I am VERY excited about the new IBCD observation video series on spousal abuse. Dr. Jeremy Pierre of Southern Seminary does an amazing job of portraying the subtle but coercive ways of the abuser. Chris Moles does a masterful job of confronting the abuser while gently educating the well-meaning pastor (played by Craig Marshall) on the difference between ordinary marital counseling and counseling in cases of spousal abuse. Darci Marshall is very believable as the wife/victim and Joy Forrest shows how a female advocate can play a crucial role in helping the victim. There are debriefing sessions in which the participants discuss what has happened, including lessons counselors can learn from what they have watched. I am hopeful that this resource will be a help to the church as we seek to protect those who are oppressed.
Counseling Care for Domestic Abuse
October 14, 2019Written by Jim Newheiser