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Healing the Hurting--Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women
edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger and James R. Beck
© 1998.
(Baker Books: Grand Rapids, MI). All rights reserved.

[Answer 14 of 20 questions correctly to receive
10 hours of Continuing Education credit.]


Chapter 1: Power, Patriarchy and Abusive Marriages (Ezell)
(p 15-39)
1. According to Straus & Sweet (1990), the most significant factor in promoting marital abuse is
a. low education level.
b. low income level.
c. ethnic background.
d. the abuse of alcohol.

2. A Christian therapist’s first priority in helping an abused wife is
a. teaching assertiveness training.
b. properly interpreting the “submission passages” in Scripture.
c. concern for her physical safety.
d. keeping the couple together.

Chapter 2: When Right Becomes Scriptural Abuse (Luzzi) (p 41-57)
3. According to G.H. Ketterman (1993), verbal abuse
a. does not have to be tolerated.
b. should be endured for the sake of Christ.
c. is less damaging than physical abuse.
d. occurs less in Christian homes.

4. The author (Luzzi) encourages the Scriptural teaching of
a. mutual submission.
b. the husband as spiritual leader of the family.
c. the wife’s sacrificial love.
d. the wife’s total acceptance of the husband.

Chapter 3: Battered Christian Women (Pearson) (p 59-69)
5. In Pearson’s study of abused women, ___ percent of the women who were still being battered were told by a minister that the abuse was their fault.
a. 16
b. 36
c. 56
d. 86

Chapter 5: Reflections of an Abuse Survivor (Cox) (p 75-81)
6. Betsy’s abusive husband mistakenly believed that the Bible taught
a. whatever a husband does to a wife is right and loving (Ephesians 5:23).
b. all women are deceived and cannot know the truth (I Timothy 2:13-14).
c. God honors husbands more than wives (Genesis 3:16).
d. all of the above.

Chapter 6: Christian Men Who Hate Women (Rinck) (p 83-98)
7. The wife of a misogynist should be taught
a. how to intimidate her husband, giving him a “taste of his own medicine.”
b. how to phrase her answers more carefully and precisely.
c. how to set limits and use assertive responses.
d. how to explain what she really meant.

8. Usually the only emotion a misogynist is aware of is
a. guilt.
b. anger.
c. shame.
d. anxiety.

Chapter 7: The Silent Killer of Christian Marriages (White) (p 99-107)
9. The key factor that defines an emotionally abusive person is that person’s
a. temper.
b. criticism.
c. need to be in control.
d. cleverness.

10. In the author’s view, an emotionally abusive husband who refuses to change his attitudes and behavior
a. should be endured by the wife because God could eventually change him.
b. should be submitted to anyway because the abuse is not physical.
c. can be left by the wife only if he is an unbeliever.
d. has already abandoned his wife.

Chapter 8: The Evangelical Family Is Sacred, but Is It Safe?
(Nason-Clark) (p 109-125)
11. The greatest demonstration of the evangelical church’s sensitivity
to the needs of abused women is seen in
a. pastors counseling abused women.
b. the informal support network of women helping women.
c. the transition house movement.
d. pastors visiting transition houses.

12. In helping abused women, the author encourages pastors to
a. preach a sermon specifically on wife or child abuse.
b. invite a transition worker to make a short presentation during a church service.
c. visit a local women’s shelter.
d. all of the above.

Chapter 9: Sexual Abuse Survivors in the Church (Nesheim)
(p 129-148)
13. What does the author recommend a church do to help the sexually abused?
a. promote repentance for the sin of pride.
b. allow the expression of anger and rage.
c. teach that suffering is a punishment for sin.
d. view God primarily as Father, Lord and King.

Chapter 10: “God, I Hate You”; “Sally, I Love You” (Court)
(p 149-162)
14. What was Sally’s issue with God?
a. Does God really exist?
b. Why has God allowed her abuser to live?
c. Why did God not protect her from being sexually abused?
d. Why is God so often portrayed as a male in Scripture?

Chapter 11: From Victim to Survivor and Beyond (Chamberlain)
(p 163-179)
15. Dissociation is experiencing detachment from one’s
a. friends.
b. body.
c. family.
d. responsibilities.

16. The most helpful thing a friend can do for an abuse survivor is
a. listen in a non-judgmental way.
b. give advice.
c. discourage anger toward God.
d. promote empowerment through revenge.

Chapter 12: Group Work with Evangelical Abused Wives (Williams)
(p 181-193)
17. Which is TRUE?
a. A patriarchal church system perpetuates the abuse of women.
b. It is a wife’s Christian duty to endure her husband’s violence.
c. A husband’s violence will stop if his wife becomes more submissive.
d. Abuse must be “life-threatening” to justify a wife leaving her home.

Chapter 13: A Theological Analysis of Hierarchicalism (Tyvoll)
(p 195-211)
18. The author believes that hierarchicalism
a. was designed by God.
b. is modeled after God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
c. is a direct result of sin’s entrance into the world (the Fall).
d. is reflected in believers as the body of Christ.

Chapter 14: Disputing the Excuse for Abuse (Perriman) (p 213-231)
19. Concerning I Corinthians 11:3, the author argues for which view of kephale?
a. the husband has authority over his wife
b. the husband is the source of life for his wife
c. God’s established hierarchy for marriage
d. possible disgrace that a man might incur from his wife’s (unspecified) behavior in public

20. Concerning Ephesians 5:23, the author argues for which view of kephale?
a. the theme of subjugation and rule
b. the socially perceived prominence of the man in relation to the woman
c. the authority of the man over the woman
d. Christ’s authority over all creation