Perhaps you’ve stopped in out of curiosity. You have a friend caught in a controlling relationship…. Or perhaps you are that friend. If you feel like you’re losing your mind, living a roller coaster, that your husband is one way at home and another in public, you’re in the right place.

Maybe you’re watching from the outside and something seems wrong, but you can’t put your finger on it.

Bring it into the open. Stop. Look. Listen. Ask questions.  If you need help, ask. If you want to help, listen. And pray.

Oppressed, hurting women are looking for help. Pastors and church leaders want to help. Individuals are concerned. What prevents our churches from effectively helping women abused by their husbands?

The missing piece is an understanding of domestic abuse and how to apply the good news of Jesus, His Word, and character to what has remained unseen, unknown, and misunderstood.

Available from Focus Publishing, Inc.

“I am excited to recommend highly Sydney Millage’s work on domestic abuse. She has provided comprehensive hope and help for victims of domestic abuse, counselors, and friends who come alongside them, and churches striving to shepherd members righteously and compassionately.”

Dr. Brent Aucoin,  President of Faith Bible Seminary, Pastor and Counselor at Faith Church in Lafayette, IN

Sanctuary: Hope and Help for Victims of Domestic Abuse is a breath of fresh air as author Sydney Millage speaks into the despair and destruction of domestic abuse with a voice of scriptural hope and reason.”

Sue Nicewander, MABC, ACBC, BCC, Executive Director of Biblical Counseling Ministries, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever. (Psalm 121)