Lifelines: Culture, Spirituality, and Family Violence: Understanding the Cultural and Spiritual Needs of Women Who Have Experienced Abuse

Lifelines: Culture, Spirituality, and Family Violence: Understanding the Cultural and Spiritual Needs of Women Who Have Experienced Abuse

Lifelines: Culture, Spirituality, and Family Violence: Understanding the Cultural and Spiritual Needs of Women Who Have Experienced Abuse

Lifelines: Culture, Spirituality, and Family Violence: Understanding the Cultural and Spiritual Needs of Women Who Have Experienced Abuse

Synopsis

Survivors of spousal abuse inevitably fail to find answers in the realm of reason as they try to make sense of their pain and suffering. Focussing on the healing power of spirituality, Lifelines offers a celebration of healing, a message of hope, and a way of helping. Lifelines addresses family violence and spirituality in a community and cultural context. It is a collection of knowledge, experiences, and impressions of people who have discovered that the process of healing depends on one's spirituality and inner strength.

Excerpt

Survivors of spousal abuse inevitably fail to find the answers they seek in the realm of reason as they try to make sense of their pain and suffering. Lifelines is intended to help those who need answers. Its primary focus is the healing power of spirituality, a process that often evolves through pain and mental anguish. Lifelines offers a celebration of healing, a message of hope, and a way of helping.

This book is intended to be a tool for those who encounter or are affected by abusive relationships. It offers a selection of stories, experiences, and views on the issue of family violence to help the reader identify both the positive and the negative effects of religious and cultural beliefs and to provide some insight and encouragement for those dealing with it.

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