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 who are 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. Only Jesus is a truly safe place.

Know this: you are loved. Wanted. Special. Designed. One-of-a-kind. Accepted. Approved.

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

Author’s note: As I reread my copy of Sanctuary,  even I wanted immediate relief. What I found was hope. God sees, He will protect the innocent and punish the wicked. He offers security, refuge, a place of safety–and He will use whatever it takes. This is not a fast, take-two-verses-and-make-it-go-away book. It’s a slow sipper. Some here, some there. Flip here, flip there. Mull it over. Think. Meditate. Live. Read some more. It’s a resource to own, dog-ear, mark, put down, and pick up.

If you or someone you know needs hope in a desperate situation, love them well. Meet their practical needs, get involved, pray for them, seek help. Be Jesus. Share Jesus.