1. Accepts that domestic abuse is a serious problem which occurs in all sections of society, including church families.
  2. Recognises that domestic abuse is the physical, sexual, psychological, spiritual, emotional, social or financial abuse of a person within an intimate or family-type relationship which forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour.
  3. Recognises that domestic abuse in all its forms is unacceptable and irreconcilable with the Christian faith and a Christian way of living.
  4. Undertakes to listen, support and care for those affected by domestic abuse, especially those who are most vulnerable.
  5. Will establish and maintain appropriate contact with domestic abuse support agencies and statutory bodies, pointing people in the right direction if a need for help and counsel arises.
  6. Will teach, model and encourage what it means to be in good, respectful, safe and nurturing relationships.

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