There is no excuse for abuse. It is not your fault.

24/7 National Abuse Hotline

 800.799.7233 | Text "Start" to 88788

Local Resources

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

Helpful Books & Media

Gaining understanding of abuse and its impacts can empower you and help you make good choices. 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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3 Key Choices for Deep 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. 

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