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GC Women’s Ministries Department Resources

1. General Conference of SDA Documents

At the 1995 General Conference Session in Utrecht, Netherlands, General Conference President Elder R. Folkenberg isolated abuse and family violence as one of six major concerns confronting the Church. “There is no room among God’s followers for tyrannical control and the abuse of power or authority” - GC statement voted 1996. The Adventist Church has developed programs and taken the following actions regarding the issue of abuse:

•   Statement on Abuse and Family Violence (1995) :
•    Statement on Family Violence (1996) :
•    Statement on Sexual Abuse (child) (1997) :
•    Statement on Respect for All People-Making Churches and Community Safe

•    Statement on women’s issues:

In 2001, the General Conference voted the fourth Sabbath of every August be dedicated toward preventing abuse. You may find information and material for this special day in following this link :

Eight Departments of the Seventh-day — Women’s Ministries, Children’s ministries, Youth Ministry, Family Ministry, Personal Ministries, Health ministry, Education, Pastoral Association —  have decided to make this issue a key priority.

2. 6 Brochures: Breaking the Silence

3. North American Division website:

4. Adventist Review, Oct. 2007: Abuse in the Adventist Church :

5. Resources for helpers

6. Peace & Healing: Making Homes Abuse-free. Seminar K. & R. Flowers, Advent Source, USA

7. General Conference WM Leadership seminars, contact WM in your Union.


8. Bibliography

French :


Helping Her Get Free: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women
by MSSW Susan Brewster
Published by Seal Press
Imprint of Avalon  Publishing Group Inc.

When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships
by Neil Jacobson (Author), John Gottman
Simon & Schuster Inc. , NY

Battered Woman
by Lenore E. WalkerHarper & Row, Publishers, Inc.

Empowering and Healing the Battered Woman: A Model for Assessment and Intervention
by Mary Ann Dutton
Springer Publishing Company

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
by Lundy Bancroft Berkley Publishing Group,

The Emotionally Abused Woman : Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself
by Beverly Engel
Fawcett Books N.Y.

Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals
by Lyn Shipway
Published by Routlege N.Y.

Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women
(New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
by Edward S., Ph.D. Kubany, Mari A. McCaig, Janet R. Laconsay,
New Harbinger Publications, Inc. CA

Christian books

Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know
by Al Miles
Augsburg Fortress publishers

When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can't Do Anything Right

by Ann Jones  and Susan Schechter
HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Real Rape, Real Pain: Help for women sexually assaulted by male partners
by Patricia Easteal, Louise McOrmond-Plummer

Understanding Sexual Abuse, Kit Watts Editor:

A team of professionals address the issue of sexual abuse, providing insight and help.

Understanding Intimate Violence, Barbara Couden, Editor. Each contributing author is an SDA clinician.

Here's hope, help, and healing for domestic violence. Whether you are in a painful relationship, or are a friend longing to help someone or a pastor/counselor looking for a powerful resource, this book will help. It includes information on how to help a victim, recovery programs that work, and where to go for help.

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Adventists Say NO to Violence Against Women

"The EndItNow campaign, in partnership between ADRA and Women's Ministries, calls Adventists around the world to work in their communities to stop violence against women and girls.  read more...