Would you like to participate in a research study related to domestic abuse and the impact on church members when the pastor is the perpetrator? ACFJ is assisting the researcher by publishing her invitation as a guest post. Now, over to her:
My name is Judy and I am a doctoral student at California Southern University examining how church members are affected when they learn that their pastor is a perpetrator of domestic violence. This research focuses on the personal experiences of the church member after learning about the abuse and violence perpetrated by their pastor.
The United States Department of Justice on Violence Against Women (2016) defines domestic abuse/violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another…
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