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7. Is “addressing the hearts of abusive men” the best way of reducing violence against women, Chris Moles?

Chris Moles believes that “the most effective means of reducing violence against women is addressing the hearts of men”. And for Chris, that means addressing the hearts of abusive men. But what if addressing the hearts of abusive men is NOT the most effective means of reducing violence against women?  What if working to change the …

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Shepherds Protect the Flock: Five Changes Pastors Need to Make in Addressing Abuse in the Church

A guest post by an American pastor. In his excellent book on pastoral ministry, Timothy Witmer proposes four duties of the pastor. Taking his cues from the Bible, he uses the image of a shepherd to describe these duties. A shepherd must know the flock, feed the flock, lead the flock, and protect the flock. …

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“Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control” – you can pre-order it on Kindle

Don Hennessy’s new book Steps To Freedom is now available for Kindle pre-order in the USA and will download to Kindles next week. Steps to Freedom (paperback) can also be pre-ordered at Book Depository which is a UK site that gives free delivery worldwide. On March 16 I shared on this blog more info about Steps to Freedom.

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Survivors and DV professionals describe domestic abuse and red flags (Don Hennessy series part 10)

Every survivor’s story can encourage and empower other survivors of abuse. Victims feel they are not so alone when they hear the raw, real accounts from other survivors. Three survivors of domestic abuse told their stories to Ray D’Arcy who is an Irish radio show presenter. Ray D’Arcy then sought comment from Don Hennessy and …

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“How He Gets Into Her Head” — an introduction to Don Hennessy’s book

Nearly four decades ago, Don Hennessy was working in the Irish city of Cork at the Cork Marriage Counselling Centre. They identified domestic violence as the underlying issue for about 30% of their clients. It was identified as a pattern of abusive and violent behaviour that allowed the offender to control his intimate partner. Thus …

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Don Hennessy Digest

1   Don Hennessy says domestic abusers are like pedophiles – and there’s not much proof they’re redeemable. 2  “How He Gets Into Her Head” — an introduction to Don Hennessy’s book 3   How the male intimate abuser selects, sets-up & grooms a target woman 4   The male domestic abuser is a ‘psychephile’ — a sexual …

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