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Domestic Violence and Abuse is Everyone’s Concern

Domestic Violence and Abuse is Everyone’s Concern

When Homes Are Heartless — An LCMS Perspective on Domestic Violence

When Homes Are Heartless — An LCMS Perspective on Domestic Violence

Pastoral Care Rites and Prayers for Victims of Domestic Violence

Pastoral Care Rites and Prayers for Victims of Domestic Violence

Helpful Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

Helpful Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

Prepared by the LCMS Domestic Violence and Abuse Task Force
Has God Abandoned Me?

Has God Abandoned Me?

For Women Facing Domestic Violence
Training Manual on Domestic Violence

Training Manual on Domestic Violence

Prepared by the LCMS Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Task Force
Your Children in Church

Your Children in Church

It can be hard to keep your children occupied in church. Included are tips for making worship more meaningful for them — and for you.
‘Hope and Healing’ Bible Study

‘Hope and Healing’ Bible Study

Sexual assault, rape and domestic violence are difficult topics to address. They are emotionally volatile and heartbreaking life events, and for women who are suffering and trying to heal, the perfect peace of the Gospel is vital. In Christ, there is hope and healing for survivors of sexual assault. This Bible study and its companion materials are intended to help fill this need in churches.
‘You Are Not Alone’ Prayer Book

‘You Are Not Alone’ Prayer Book

You Are Not Alone: A Prayer Book for Victims of Domestic Violence, is the newest resource from the LCMS Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Task Force. This devotional prayer book will help victims give voice to their heavenly Father in the midst of heartache and despair.
Ten Ways to Give the Greatest Gift

Ten Ways to Give the Greatest Gift

What is the greatest gift you can give your child? Perhaps this hint from God’s Word helps: “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36). The greatest gift Christian parents can give their children is what you might call “soul food.”
Ten Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You

Ten Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You

One of the most difficult tasks facing parents today is keeping the lines of communication open with their adolescent children. No longer “children” in the narrow sense of the word and not quite adults either, adolescents are often a mystery to their parents (as well as to themselves).
Ten Things Toddlers Wish They Could Tell You

Ten Things Toddlers Wish They Could Tell You

Tips for helping your young child or grandchild grow spiritually, socially and emotionally.