Women, Why Are You Weeping?

Examining the Churches Response to Domestic Violence

by Frank S. Morris Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781973654070
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781973654094
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781973654087

About the Book

Christian husbands are cursing, choking, punching, beating, kicking, and in some instances, using weapons to assault their wives. Women, Why Are You Weeping? describes how trust is broken and collusive alliances are formed whenever the church chooses to not get involved in family violence issues. When juxtaposed to Mary Magdalene’s traumatic discovery at the tomb that caused her to cry—“they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him”—this writing offers insight into ways Christ is poorly embodied when he is portrayed as complicitous in our unjust acts. Women, Why Are You Weeping? is an appropriate inquiry into the depth of disappointments our fellow heirs of the grace of life undergo. This question only appears twice in Scripture. In both instances, it is posed by divine beings looking into the affairs of mankind. Policy and practical change will occur when the church views the violence as a concern of all God’s people, particularly clergy. If the unredeemed can be there to listen to and comfort victims and have invested the money and time needed to give the victim/survivors the encouragement and hope they so desperately seek, how can the redeemed do less?

About the Author

Frank S. Morris, is an ordained Baptist Minister who advocates ending violence against women. He has trained with the New Jersey Coalition of Battered Women, and A Call to Men, and earned post-graduate degrees in Biblical Counseling and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He is the recipient of Women Rising Inc., and Harambe Social Services Inc., New Jersey, “2016 Above and Beyond,” and “2017 UJIMA,” awards respectively. He promotes and encourages pastoral and congregational awareness of domestic violence, generating support for its victims. Frank is an advocate • counselor • educator • victim/survivor committed to ending violence against women.