Natalie Collins, a DV survivor and activist in the UK, posted this on her blog God Loves Women and we are reproducing it here. Thank you, Natalie, for publishing this! May it help educate the Christian community.
You can find the original post here: Letter from a Pastor: how not to respond to a woman experiencing abuse
Trigger warning: this pastor’s letter may be painful to read, if you are a survivor.
The following email was sent by a pastor to a woman who is being abused by her husband. Her husband has been extremely abusive to her and she is seeking to escape from him. All names and identifying details have been removed, but the recipient of the email has said she would like people to see the reality of how Church Leaders are unequipped to respond appropriately in cases of abuse. As you read this email…
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