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Types and effects of domestic abuse and violence:

God is on the side of the oppressed, burdened and abused. The Holy Scriptures are clear in their expression of God’s desire for a dramatic transformation of society for those who are burdened, marginalised and abused. Jesus modelled that the powerful should give up their privilege to the vulnerable, the abuser stop using violence against those powerless to resist, and the institution should stop.

“Domestic and sexual violence is defined as the intentional and persistent physical or emotional abuse of a woman, or of a woman and her children in a way that causes pain, distress or injury.”