Thursday Thought — Lundy Bancroft: Strategies for Healing from Domestic Abuse & Avoiding Abusers
As many of you know we highly recommend Lundy Bancroft and his books. (His books are listed on our Resources.) In addition to his books, we also have made our readers aware of youtube videos of presentations by Lundy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While we endorse Lundy’s writings about the dynamics of domestic abuse, we do not recommend anyone attend the ‘healing retreats’ Lundy Bancroft offers or become involved in his ‘Peak Living Network.’ See our post, ACFJ Does Not Recommend Lundy Bancroft’s Retreats or His New Peak Living Network for more about our concerns.
Today we wanted to highlight a YouTube podcast Strategies for Healing from Domestic Abuse & Avoiding Abusers in which Lundy is interviewed by Stephani Roberts at the Audacious Life website. This is a helpful interview, but we do include the following caveat.
Lundy talks a bit about healing after a destructive relationship. We need to advise our readers that Lundy is not a Christian and he mentions yoga and meditation as healing modalities that some survivors have found helpful. He also mentions same sex relationships and how abuse can happen in those too.
As a Christian site, we do not recommend yoga or meditation and we certainly don’t recommend same-sex relationships. We know our readers already understand that, but we have to say it anyway so that our detractors can’t attack us for appearing to endorse those things. The rest of what Lundy say is very helpful, and we thank him very much for his contribution to helping victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
In the interview, Lundy talks about his book Daily Wisdom from Why Does He Do That? [affiliate link*]. He also talks about red flags to watch out for in new relationships and danger signs that you might be dating an abuser. And he warns against the risk of getting into a new relationship without having processed the old one first.
There is a bit of promo material at the beginning and end of the program. By sharing this interview we do not wish to give the impression that we endorse (or don’t endorse) the Audacious Life site altogether. We simply haven’t checked it out.