I was first introduced to Day of Discovery’s “When Love Hurts” series at an AVA (Advocates for Victims of Abuse) training last year. I was thrilled with the way they handled the subject, a conservative, biblically-grounded series that landed hard on the side of the oppressed. It’s the sort of video you could show at almost any church, a strait-talking explanation and condemnation of abuse translated into polite Christianese (and I mean that in the most complimentary way). I mean, these are the people who publish “Our Daily Bread.” It’s a nourishing message in palatable packaging.
When I found out that you can view the whole series online (for free, no less!), I knew I had to share it. I’m embedding the introduction, so you can get a taste of it, but you’ll have to go here to watch the series. Many thanks to Radio Bible College and Day of Discovery for making these videos available! (Note: Much to my dismay, I couldn’t get the videos on the site to run after I wrote this. I emailed them, and hopefully they’ll get it fixed soon!)
“All couples hurt each other, sin against each other, most couples get mad and say things they shouldn’t. That’s not necessarily abuse… The two things that make it domestic violence are the nature of the conflict and the impact of the conflict… By the nature I mean, it’s not just being angry and saying mean things–it’s using power to control.” –Dr. Stephen Tracy, author of Mending the Soul.