Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Battered Women's Protective StrategiesStronger Than You Know$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sherry Hamby

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199873654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873654.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 April 2021

Turning to Spiritual and Religious Resources

Turning to Spiritual and Religious Resources

(p.129) 9 Turning to Spiritual and Religious Resources
Battered Women's Protective Strategies

Sherry Hamby

Oxford University Press

It is essential that all people, of any faith or no faith at all, feel comfortable approaching social agencies for help. Although secular approaches can be advantageous when trying to serve the entire population, one risk is being less than respectful to people who have strong religious or spiritual identities. In particular, many religious traditions discourage or forbid divorce, no matter how serious the problems are that a couple is facing. Most services for victims of domestic violence are organized, either explicitly or implicitly, around the goal of relationship termination. More needs to be done to serve women, because of religious, spiritual, or moral reasons, who believe and are told by family and community that relationship termination is a dishonorable option. More also needs to be done to recognize the wide array of protective strategies that women can obtain by reaching out to faith-based organizations.

Keywords:   Religion, spirituality, congregations, churches, battered women, domestic violence, intimate partner violence

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .