Why Couple Counseling is not recommended for domestic abuse

A Cry For Justice

Twelve Reasons Why Couple’s Counsel is not Recommended when Domestic Violence is Present is an article (pdf) from the ARMS website.  We think our readers might like it as a resource. Giving the article to pastors and counselors may help them understand why couple’s counseling (and I would add marriage intensives) is not advisable in marriages where there are allegations of abuse (and remember, abuse does not have to contain any acts of physical violence to merit the term ‘abuse’).

I (Barb) have run the article past a very good Christian counselor I know in Australia (Mike Skewes), and here is his response:

I have read that article and agree it is a very definitive list of reasons why couple’s counseling is not helpful for the victim. I believe that 100% of violence is the perpetrators responsibility; I also agree that the violence needs to stop before relationships counseling can…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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