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DOMESTIC ABUSE (Waneta Dawn)
On the FreeCWC YOUTUBE Channel!Waneta Dawn (author of "Behind the Hedge") and Jocelyn Andersen (author of "Woman Submit!") explain the dynamics of domestic abuse and how broad sectors of the Christian Church promote domestic violence through the misuse of the Bible. Both women draw on personal experience to help the Body of Christ understand the experience and how it develops. Excerpts from the Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Women's Rights Convention, July 24, 2010.
Domestic Abuse presents a great challenge to the Christian Church -- it is a painful and difficult thing, and pastors and parishioners alike shrink back from ministering to the wounded woman. The Dorcas Network and the Christian Coalition Against Domestic Abuse helps churches take their rightful role in this ministry. Learn from Jocelyn Andersen, Waneta Dawn, and Kate Johnson in these excerpts from the Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Woman's Right's Convention, July 24, 2010. Visit ccada.org and FreeCWC.com for more information.
Waneta Dawn, author of "Behind the Hedge" (a novel about a family's experience with domestic abuse), shares from her experience and knowledge. She lists a few things that work and some that don't. Excerpts from the Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Women's Rights Convention, July 24, 2010.
Many Christian Churches foster a variety of types of abuse of women through the misinterpretation of Scripture. Secular women who support and assist domestic abuse victims have been asked to learn the verses that complementarian Christian groups claim to justify their behaviors. Waneta Dawn, author of "Behind the Hedge," draws from her own experience as a Domestic Abuse Survivor and her work with a DA ministry in these excerpts from the Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Woman's Rights Convention.
Protective Mothers Alliance International (PMA) is an international organization co founded/codirected by Lundy Bancroft and Janice Levinson. The PMA family consists of protective mother-driven advocates working together as a tight team for change. PMA is working toward bringing about dramatic reform in family court for protective mothers and their children. PMA advocates for change through education, legislation reform, enforcement of current legislation, community and media outreach and other strategies that may be effective and beneficial. PMA supports the efforts of protective mothers in keeping themselves and their children safe from the abuse of a former partner, and in empowering these mothers to become advocates for themselves and others. Visit PMA at ProtectiveMothersAlliance.org and their blog radio program at BlogTalkRadio.com/pma
Based on personal experience, Waneta Dawn (author of "Behind the Hedge") and Jocelyn Andersen (author of "Woman Submit!") discuss important considerations regarding counseling and friendship for friends and loved ones who wish to support others who are coping with domestic violence. Visit WanetaDawn.com and WomanSubmit.com for more information. Excerpts from the Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Women's Rights Convention, July 24, 2010.
Waneta Dawn discusses the complementarian teachings regarding male roles and the consequences of these teachings. (It’s the clip with the skunks!)
Verbal and emotional abuse prove to be far more subjective than physical domestic violence within the home. Waneta Dawn, author of "Behind the Hedge" discusses Verbal Abuse and how complementarian leaders have sought to minimize verbal/emotional abuse and to "poison the well" concerning the use of the term, making it illegitimate. Visit WanetaDawn.com and the Freedom for Christian Women Coalition at FreeCWC.com.
Short clip featuring Jocelyn Andersen and Kate Johnson of CCADA.org. (Clip is featured within the longer video, Problems-- and STRATEGIES!! for Improving the Way the Church Responds to Domestic Abuse.)
Learn more about Waneta Dawn's novel, "Behind the Hedge," a fiction story about a family dealing with the tragedy of verbal, emotional, and domestic abuse. Clips were taken from Waneta's presentation, "Submission Abuse and Domestic Violence" at the Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Women's Rights Convention, July 24, 2010.
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Though there are (thankfully!) many husbands who follow complementarianism who do not fall into overt patterns of abuse within marriage, many within Christianity use the ideology to both minimize and justify the verbal, emotional, and physical abuse of women. Waneta Dawn examines the disturbing problem of domestic abuse, how the church has responded, and how Christians can better serve abused women within the Body of Christ.