Domestic Violence

Welcome to my domestic violence page. I hope that it will give you resources and courage to help yourself or someone else find safety and sanity. Please know that my heart and prayers are with you. I would be delighted to hear from you, so feel free to e-mail me.

If you are using a computer that others also use, and you need to visit web pages discretely for safety's sake, please stop for a moment and read How to Cover Your Tracks and Internet Safety about how to visit sites incognito and delete existing history on various browsers.

On this page you will find links to articles on my own blogs and other sites, phone numbers, books, and Central Florida domestic violence centers. Please note that I do not endorse everything at these sites or by these organizations. I trust that you will use your own discretion.

Phone Numbers
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800)799-7233
  • USA Domestic Abuse Hotline: (800)999-SAFE

Articles on Watch the Shepherd

Domestic Violence Interviews 
Domestic Violence Dynamics and Responses 

Love and Respect (A Different View) 

Articles on Other Web Sites

Basic Information for Victims and Survivors 

The Psychology of Abusive Relationships

Especially for Church Leaders  

Dating Abuse 


Central Florida 
Domestic Violence Centers 
  • Safe House of Seminole: A confidential shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, includes counseling, practical support, legal help, etc. 
  • Harbor House (Orange County): Shelter for victims of domestic violence, includes counseling, practical support, legal help, etc. 
  • Kids House of Seminole Children's Advocacy Center: Help for families dealing with child abuse; friendly, non-threatening atmosphere; includes counseling, support, information on resources, referrals for substance abuse treatment, etc.

This page is still under construction. I will be adding new web sites as I find them. If you have any to suggest, please send them along to me.

1 comment:

  1. I live in Australia and domestic violence is a big issue and even though a lot of money has been thrown at it, one death per week is still happening, shelters are full to over flowing and the courts of full of domestic violences cases. It remains a problem that no one seems to be able to solve. I have written on my blog several times on the topic and its the one blog topic that no one will read and have anything to do with. I often wondered why - are women just to afraid to face the truth or willing to turn a blind eye to what is happening in their church or in their street. Thankyou for doing this - I can't stress enough how important this issue is and how it needs to be fixed NOW.