Hold The Perpetrator Accountable
Domestic violence perpetrators rarely take responsibility for their anger. The church should understand and be able to readily identify all forms of abuse: verbal, emotional, spiritual and physical. Sinful behavior thrives in ignorance and secrecy, but bringing the matter to light will help hold people accountable for their actions. Spiritual leaders must be careful not to fall for deceptive and manipulative of tactics of those that are trying to protect themselves. Miles warns Christians to not resist the notion that self-professed followers of Christ would use violence and abuse to control others.