A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Is my abuser’s mental illness causing him to be abusive?

Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men — Lundy Bancroft video presentation

Key points about abusers and mental illness from the above post:

  • Domestic abuse is not, at core, a psychologically driven problem.
  • Abuse is culturally driven: it is learned and confirmed by socialisation.
  • Batterers, psychologically speaking — from the point of view of their mental health, how their emotional worlds work, how much they express their emotions, how much they suffer pain, how distorted their perceptions are — do not distinctly differ from non-battering men, on average.
  • There is no psychological test that exists that will distinguish a battering man from a non-battering man. Battering is not a psychological problem, it’s a problem of learned behavior, values and attitudes.
  • Psychological testing by the Family Court in a domestic violence case is a MISTAKE. It is not going to tell you anything relevant about whether the allegations of abuse are true of false, or if they are true (because they are almost always true) are they really serious or less serious, how risky is this particular man for this child.

Coping as a Spouse of Someone with an Emotional Disorder

New story by a woman whose partner had Autism Spectrum Disorder

Domestic Abuse, Asperger’s and Autism — is there a connection?

Treating his bi-polar didn’t fix his abusiveness — a story from a survivor

Looking at His Anger Problem

Psychopath, Sociopath — is there a difference?




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