What does domestic violence feel like? How destructive can it be?

The Pastor’s Wife is a 2011 biographical film for Television that is a based on a true crime book of the same title. It is currently available on Yahoo7 for a few more days.


[readers in other countries may also be able to find it available on local platforms]

Every example of abuse, every feeling of The Pastor’s Wife finds its reflection in the examples of abuse we hear about in Christadelphian homes, and the feelings of our sisters suffering abuse behind closed doors.

We suggest two important reflections if you choose to watch this film. Firstly, does the way we support conservative values inadvertently promote behaviours abhorrent to Christ's values and oppression behind closed doors? Secondly, how we would respond?

If this article raises concerns you have about domestic violence in your own life or those around you can call 1800RESPECT (If in Australia) or similar services in other countries. There is also a list of support services on this website including Christadelphian Support Services.