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When Home Hurts (Pierre) (Wilson)

SKU 9781527107229


A Guide For Responding Wisely to Domestic Abuse in Your Church


A pastoral guide to dealing wisely with domestic abuse in the local church.


This book is intended to equip pastors, church leaders and church members to respond with the heart of God to situations of domestic abuse that occur in their local church. Prioritizing the safety of the victim at all times, Jeremy Pierre and Greg Wilson seek to help you be the kind of church leader, church member, friend, parent, sibling, or neighbor who responds wisely. We want the church to be a new normal for those grown accustomed to abuse. A home that doesn’t hurt those inside, but instead welcomes them into the tender care of the Lord.






Split into three sections, When Home Hurts begins with an overview to provide a framework for understanding abuse and the people caught up in it, before moving on to advice on how to help in the short and long terms.


This very practical, pastoral book acknowledges the reality and the horror of domestic abuse, but also the reality and power of God to heal. It will be a helpful guide to anyone who suspects abuse within their church family but is unsure how to help without making things worse.


The five appendices at the end of the book offer helpful answers to difficult questions as well as additional resources.


  • Author: Jeremy Pierre & Greg Wilson
  • Pages: 288
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2021


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  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • Published:  2021
  • ISBN : ‎ 9781527107229
  • Authors:  Jeremy Pierre and Greg Wilson


  • Jeremy Pierre, Ph.D., is Lawrence & Charlotte Hoover Professor of Biblical Counseling & Department Chair at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of ‘The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life’ (2016), co–author of ‘The Pastor and Counseling’ (2015) and staff pastor at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Greg Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and leads Soul Care Associates, a counseling and consulting practice in Texas. His practice areas include counseling victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse and consulting with leaders of churches and other organizations on adopting best practices for care.


  • This helpful resource will alleviate the concern and stress that will come in these difficult situations by helping define what your roles are and what they are not, giving you a plan and procedures to follow, and identifying key sources of support. I cannot recommend it higher.

    -- Curtis W. Solomon (Executive Director, The Biblical Counseling Coalition)
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