Do you suspect that you or someone you love is suffering from marital domestic abuse? Is there intentional harm happening to you in your home, whether physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional? What should you do? How do you seek help?
Heather Nelson invites you to examine what is happening in your home and what steps to take if you feel unsafe and targeted for mistreatment by your spouse. She explains a typical cycle of abuse and acknowledges how difficult it can be to be honest about what you are experiencing. Heather urges you to understand how God sees you and thinks about you, and how he is with you to provide helpers, wisdom, and grace to see what steps you need to take to protect yourself and those you love.
Heather Nelson received her MA in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2009 and has over a decade of experience as a counselor in the local church. She is the author of Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame, and the minibook Domestic Abuse: Help for Victims. Heather lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband, Seth, and their twin daughters.
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