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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.

Sydney Millage is the author of Sanctuary: Help and Hope for Victims of Domestic Abuse published by Focus Publishers (2018). Sydney is a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, IN. She lives on a farm in the Midwest where she provides counseling, training, volunteers as a Victim Advocate/Survivor Counselor with local social services, and is active in her local church.

She is available to speak for your group or organization. Unless you are training for abuse, it is most advantageous for Sydney to speak on another topic and introduce biblical truth related to abuse as a means of building awareness. Requests can be made via: semillage@gmail.com

Listen to a radio interview with WDLM (Moody Radio Quad Cities).

Click here to see Sydney’s testimony presented at Faith Bible Seminary Commencement 2019, Lafayette, IN.

Presentations for Women’s Renew 2020, hosted by the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches:

Healing with the Word

Helping with the Word