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No one should feel unsafe. If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, here are some resources to help you take steps toward safety and freedom.

A path to safety

Are you or is someone you know stuck in a harmful relationship? Here are some resources to help you gain wisdom and direction for stepping toward freedom.

How to Know If You’re in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional abuse has been proven to be one of the most damaging types of abuse long term. Three types of emotional abuse can easily be disguised: gaslighting, retaliation and projection. Learn about the common types to become aware if you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship.

Setting Boundaries to Create Safety: Healing an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

If emotional abuse is present in your relationship, setting boundaries is crucial. If you think your safety’s at stake, learn the steps to effectively set boundaries in harmful relationships.

How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship

You may want to know how to support someone you love who’s in an abusive relationship. Here are several ways that can enable you to be there for them.

Additional resources

Codependency: What Is It?

Signs of Emotional Abuse

Marriage Q&A: My Spouse Is Verbally and Emotionally Abusive

Marriage Q&A: My Husband Is Physically Abusive

Play it SAFE: Dealing With Domestic Violence tips sheet

Resources: Healing From Emotional, Verbal, Physical, & Spiritual Abuse

How to Deal Wisely With Manipulative People

Broadcast: Dealing With Abuse in Marriage

Broadcast: Finding Hope in the Midst of Domestic Violence – Part 1

Broadcast: Finding Hope in the Midst of Domestic Violence – Part 2

Broadcast: Allowing God to Heal My Messy Marriage – Part 1

Broadcast: Allowing God to Heal My Messy Marriage – Part 2

Broadcast: Reclaiming Hope and Safety in a Destructive Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Broadcast: Reclaiming Hope and Safety in a Destructive Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Is it abuse?: A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims

What is Spiritual Abuse in Marriage?

What is Financial Abuse in Marriage?

What is Sexual Abuse in Marriage?

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Your Teen Needs You Most of All

No parent of teens is perfect and even the best can learn how to better connect with their son or daughter. Get practical action steps to better connect with your teenager in 8 Essential Tips for Parenting Your Teen in this FREE video series!

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.

There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage

You may feel that there is no hope for your marriage and the hurt is too deep to restore the relationship and love that you once had. The truth is, your life and marriage can be better and stronger than it was before. In fact, thousands of marriages, situations as complex and painful as yours, have been transformed with the help of professionals who understand where you are right now and care deeply about you and your spouse’s future. You can restore and rebuild your marriage through a personalized, faith-based, intimate program called, Hope Restored.
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Understand How to Respect and Love your Son Well

Why doesn’t my son listen to me? Have you ever asked that question? The truth is, how you see your son and talk to him has a significant effect on how he thinks and acts. That’s why we want to help you. In fact, we’ve created a free five-part video series called “Recognizing Your Son’s Need for Respect” that will help you understand how showing respect, rather than shaming and badgering, will serve to motivate and guide your son.

Reconnected: The Digital Experience

Is the love there, but not the spark? Reawaken fun in your marriage and move from roommates to soulmates again with the help of this 7-part online video experience. Learn how to connect emotionally and spiritually as husband and wife using techniques such as dreaming together and establishing deep, heartfelt communication. The Digital Experience includes 7 teaching videos, an online study guide and access to additional tools and resources to help spouses reconnect.

Next Steps: Marriage Assessment

We want your marriage to be thriving and healthy. Take the free Marriage Assessment from Focus on the Family to learn how to strengthen your bond with your spouse and get the tools to help you need to grow closer together. 

Next Steps: Fruit of the Spirit Devotionals for Couples

The Fruit of the Spirit Devotional is a free series of nine short videos to get you into God’s Word and inspire you to seek the Holy Spirit’s help in loving your spouse.

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