Thurday Thought -Good Quote on Why Couples Counseling is Wrong for Abuse Cases

A Cry For Justice

The following is quoted from Ruth Tucker’s new book, Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife (Zondervan)-

‘Couples counseling or marriage counseling is never an appropriate strategy to address abusive behavior — especially domestic violence,’ writes Terry Moore, a licensed clinical addiction counselor. ‘Resolving the kind of conflicts between people for which couples counseling is intended will not stop one person from abusing the other. Conflict is a pretext for abuse, not a cause of it.’ Having since read up on the subject, these statements sound so obvious. Why wouldn’t I as a smart, educated woman have recognized these truths to be self-evident — for my own declaration of independence?

What Moore writes is so elementary and obvious that I’m almost embarrassed to quote it: ‘Couples counseling depends upon an open dialogue between partners…People who are being hit, intimidated, or controlled through threats or other coercive means by their…

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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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