Resources to Help Women Impacted by Domestic Abuse

Order Free Awareness Materials for Your Church or Organiztion
Teen Resources

24/7 National Abuse Hotline

800.799.7233   |   Text "Start" to 88788  

Local Resources

Google "domestic abuse resources" with your county or zip code

Understanding Domestic Abuse

The Power and Control Wheels combined with the Cycle of Abuse are powerful in understanding and explaining domestic abuse.

Get Downloads Now

Recommended Resources for Survivors

The more a woman learns about abuse the more proactive she can be about in setting boundaries with abuse in her life.

These are also great for faith leaders/support people to better understand the experience of domestic abuse. 


3 Key Choices to Deeper Healing

In February 2024, LWOH Founder and Executive Director, Diane Schnickels, participated in an online summit "Flourishing After Domestic Abuse".  This is her talk and a printable download to go with it. 

Download Handout

The Emotionally  Destructive Marriage

For any woman caught in an emotionally destructive marriage, Leslie Vernick offers a personalized path forward. Based on decades of counseling experience, her intensely practical, biblical advice will show you how to establish boundaries and break free from emotional abuse. 

*description from Amazon

Buy on Amazon

Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them

An invaluable aid for the man who batters, the woman who feels trapped, and the pastor, counselor, or friend who desperately wants to help them both, Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them offers straight answers for those willing to overcome the cycle of violence. The revised and updated edition includes a new chapter that discusses the physiological and psychological changes in the brain when abuse occurs...

*description from Amazon

Buy on Amazon

Why Does He Do That?

This is NOT faith-based but a great resource. Bancroft is well educated in the area of abusers and domestic abuse. He is highly regarded in the field and his books are basics to domestic abuse. This is a comprehensive book that has been helpful for women in understanding their abusers better. This book is valuable to help anyone understand the behavior and tactics of abusive men. 

More resources on

Buy on Amazon

The Oasis Bible Study Series

The Oasis Bible Study is an online confidential and educational support class where women find a pathway to spiritual and emotional wholeness through the Word of God and the truth about abuse.

Take your first steps toward overcoming confusion and conflict in your family relationships with God’s help. Clarify what you believe about yourself and about your faith. If you are a victim or survivor seeking healing from your wounds of betrayal and abuse, this study is for you. 

Learn More | Join a Support Class
Buy on Amazon

What Do I Need to Know About Domestic Abuse?

An easy and practical way to show love to those you know who might be in an unhealthy relationship is to simply learn about domestic abuse.

What are the signs? What does a woman in an abusive relationship need? 

Pastor Mike shares a bit about what you need to know to get you started on your journey of learning!

How to Support a Woman in Crisis
Why Couples Counseling Isn't Recommended

Resources for Support People and Faith Leaders

Many time women in abusive relationships are given advice that causes harm because their friends, family, faith leaders etc don't know enough about domestic abuse. These books (as well as the books in the above Survivor section) and resources will help equip you to understand domestic abuse so that you can give words of hope instead of harm.

Educational Blog Articles

Is It Abuse?

‚ÄúYou will learn how to identify the toxic entitlement that drives abusive behavior and to better understand its impact on victims‚ÄĒincluding children who are raised in a home with domestic abuse. Ultimately, you will become equipped to provide wise and Christ-centered counsel, empowering, and advocating for victims while navigating the complex dynamics of oppression in a marriage.‚ÄĚ

*description from


Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused

‚ÄúWorking in tandem with the resources and videos found at, this handbook brings together leading evangelical trauma counselors, victim advocates, social workers, attorneys, batterer interventionists, and survivors to equip pastors and ministry leaders for the appropriate initial responses to a variety of abuse scenarios in churches, schools, or ministries.‚ÄĚ

*description from Church Cares

Get Free Ebook

Domestic Abuse: Step by Step Abuser Intervention for Biblical Counselors

From Chris Moles ‚Äúa Pastor and Biblical Counselor who helps churches and families confront the evil of domestic violence and promote healthy, God-honoring relationships.‚Ä̬†Another valuable resource for every church leader and Christian man.¬† ‚ÄúIt is time for godly men in the church to call abusive men to repentance and accountability.‚Ä̬†

He also offers an online coaching program for men who personal desire to take responsibility for and repent of the abusive patterns they’ve identified in themselves (see following section for more information).

Buy at

Hope Giver Essentials

Be equipped with the knowledge you need about domestic abuse and how to support those it affects. Become a Hope Giver because what you don't know CAN hurt someone.

This self-paced 4-part video series created by Living Waters of Hope is designed TO HELP YOU restore hope and bring life to women affected by Domestic Abuse.

Each video features a true life survivor story to help you gain a clearer understanding of what domestic abuse looks like and how hidden it can be in our faith communities.

Become A Hope Giver

Would a woman experiencing abuse find your church safe and supportive?

If she shares her story, will your leadership and staff know the difference between normal marital conflict and abuse? Find out if your church is prepared with our brief Safe Church Assessment.

Safe Church Assessment

Resources for Helping Men Who Are Abusive

If a man has a heart of repentance and wishes to make the necessary changes in his life and marriage, these resources are a great place to start. 

There is Hope: One Man's Journey from Abusive Anger to Redemptive Grace

Follow the actual events in the life of one man who found hope. The author chronicles his steps as this true to life horror story unfolded into¬†a miraculous metamorphosis. You will see the conÔ¨āict and love as he Ô¨Ānds that transforming grace was there all along.

Ask yourself hard questions. Are you living in abuse? Are you advocating for a victim or should you? Are you abusive?

Millions of victims are living in abuse, and their horrors are all too real. The author faced this reality and found answers.

*description from Amazon

Buy on Amazon

Men of Peace Self-Paced Course

The Men of Peace Self-Paced Course is the compilation of all of Chris Moles’ past Men of Peace coaching content plus brand-new material. This course will walk men through the three-fold Men of Peace process of Information, Transformation, and Reformation, educating and guiding men who are ready to take ownership of their abusive behaviors and surrender themselves fully to the Lord in true and lasting repentance.

*description from

Men of Peace Self-Paced Course