Finding Refuge: Escaping the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

Just how prevalent is domestic abuse in our culture? What about in the church? Bob and Dennis talk with Debi Pryde and retired Green Bay, Wisconsin, detective Sergeant Donald Stewart about understanding and responding to this issue.

How can the cycle be broken? Isn't divorce the answer? View Show Notes →
Learn how to identify the build-up, blow-up, and make-up phases of an abusive relationship. View Show Notes →
How can one identify a potential abuser before marrying him? What are the signs? View Show Notes →
Just how prevalent is domestic abuse in our culture? What about in the church? View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Debi Pryde

Debi and her husband, Tom, live in La Verne, California, where they stay active in their local church. Debi has taught various ladies' Bible classes and spoken to ladies' groups for over 30 years. She developed a ladies' Biblical counseling ministry for Christian women in the Los Angeles area while attending Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido, California. She's presently serving as a staff counselor for Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Debi and Tom have two adult children and six grandchildren.

Don Stewart

Don Stewart is a veteran officer of the sheriff's department in Green Bay, WI. He is certified by the federal government to train officers and health care professionals to respond to domestic violence. He teaches law enforcement at a college, is the founder and president of Mid-West Turn-A-Round Trainers, and was Ambassador for Promise Keepers.