Oppressed, hurting women are looking for comfort and relief. 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.

Churches and pastors, follow Christ by protecting the weak and oppressed. Be a place of hope and healing. Women experiencing domestic abuse, choose to follow Jesus. He knows, hears, and will meet you in your need. Sanctuary provides practical descriptions, help, and hope for women who are suffering and those who long to help.

Available from Focus Publishing, Inc.

“Domestic abuse may be the most misunderstood and mismanaged issue within the church today. Sydney Millage seeks to remedy that reality with a work that is theologically sound, highly practical, and counseling room tested.”

Chris Moles, Pastor of Grace Community Chapel in Eleanor, WV, Certified Counselor with the Assoc. of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), author of The Heart of Domestic Abuse

“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)