We can no longer ignore the reality of domestic violence... especially within the church. 

Victims suffer alone

Perpetrators don't get help

Children are learning what they live

Friends, family and support systems are burning out

I'm here to provide you with:

  •  unique resources 
  • specialized training
    • introductions to people that are making a significant change in their lives and in the world so you don't work alone

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WHY LEARN FROM ME? Because I care about this issue and want to connect with you if you do too!!

Over the past 26 years:

  • I've raised over $20million dollars for services to victims of domestic violence in my work as Executive Director of Northwest Family Life, based in Seattle WA.

  •  I've trained and assisted over 100 masters level therapists to build trauma informed private practices.

  •  I've presented at the UN on four occasions, presented before the US Congress, House Committees and the Helsinki Commision.

  • I've consulted with The Vietnamese Womens Association in Vietnam, trained  in Cambodia, Moldova, Turkey, Kergystan, Scotland, Canada and the US for various organizations including World Vision, YWAM, ICAP.

  • I've taught as Adjunct Professor at The Seattle School for Theology and Psychology, Antioch University and Bakke Graduate School, guest lecturing for others. 

  • I've trained advocates to provide support groups.

  • I've trained therapists to offer state certified domestic violence treatment providers.

  • I've carried a selective caseload as a licensed mental health counselor and clinical supervisor.

  • I have researched and published on domestic violence, focusing on  Christian faith responses. 


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I am so grateful for your presence and encouragement during the difficult events of our family’s life. There is no other way to see it but at the time of greatest trauma, we needed you -  just talking to you helped enormously. May the lord bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you and give you peace. 
With appreciation and a full heart of gratitude.

Ruth C

Dr. RG

I knew DV happened but I was not educated or heard real testimonies that felt so close to home. This course informed and educated me on the behavior of the victim and abuser. I feel more aware on the prevention and resources in my community to help someone in the situation of DV.

I can’t begin to express the deep transformation that occurred in every aspect of my life

Rebecca Night

There have been a lot of questions that have been answered the hard way through time, yet, your course was paramount to better understanding and learning and for many that knows little about broaching the subject with victim, or batterer.  Thank you!


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This is a place to share your experience and glean insight from others with similar and diverse experience. 

In the spirit of friendship, let's connect for support.

Your voice matters and it is good to be together.

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Faith In Crisis: I Don't Know What to Believe Anymore

You have a story of how the Church has failed you or you've  been following the abuse of power in these places and others:

We need your light! It's pretty dark out there....

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I Work With Survivors and Want Support

This group meets weekly for an hour for ongoing education and collegial support.

Working together is far more fun than working alone.  It's good for preventing burnout too!!

This is a global gathering with advocates, therapists and project leaders.  Come and get connected!

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I Work With Perpetrators and Want Support

This group meets weekly for an hour for ongoing education on working with perpetrators of domestic violence and provides collegial support to treatment providers.  

Special attention will be given to those in need of consult and supervision.

Your experience and expertise is valued here!

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“It is morally impossible to remain neutral in this conflict. The bystander is forced to take sides.

It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing.


Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror