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Domestic abuse seminar

Domestic Abuse and the Faith Community

Why it Happens and What to Do

DATE:Saturday, April 18th

TIMe:9:00am - 2:30pm


Location:Living Water Community Church

(206 Oakleigh Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111)


Diane Schnickels

Founder and President of Living Waters of Hope

I am a certified counselor, a certified domestic abuse advocate, and a student of God’s Word. Continuing education is part of my routine through books, videos, and training seminars and webinars to name a few. I have led domestic abuse training seminars in three different states and speak for women’s groups teaching them how to walk with women in crisis.

My passion is to help restore hope and dignity to women who have been so wounded by domestic abuse. Previously, I had been involved with my husband in the areas of Christian conference center ministry as well as a pastor’s wife.

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8:30 - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 -10:30 – Session #1

The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

The reality of Domestic Abuse in our faith community, statistics, types of abuse, Wheel of Equality and Power and Control Wheel, Cycle of Abuse, the profile of those who abuse, effects on children.


10:30 - 12:15pm – Session #2 

Why does one stay? The Spiritual Aspect of Domestic Abuse

Why does one stay, what enables one to leave, navigating a separation with the victim and abuser spiritual aspect of abuse - what the Bible says about the roles of husbands and wives, submission, sexual abuse, and divorce.


Lunch Break


12:45 – 2:30 - Session 3

Help, Healing, and Hope

12 reasons why couples counseling is not recommended, do’s and don’ts when working with the abuser, what repentance looks like, do’s and don’ts when working with the victim, how to support the victim, how to assess their danger level, safety planning, ways to prevent abuse, Tools and Resources explained (including national and local resources).    

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