Hope for Families Affected by Domestic Violence

A bruised reed he will not break, a flickering candle he will not quench… -Isaiah 42:3 Why would anyone turn Read More

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Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Break the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free… -Isaiah 58:6 Addiction Counseling Read More

Hope for Families Affected by Domestic Violence

A bruised reed he will not break, a flickering candle he will not quench… -Isaiah 42:3

Why would anyone turn violent against people they love? Violence is frightening, and it hurts. When violence comes to a home, it is called “Domestic Violence.”

The Apostle Paul said the “Love endures all things.” Domestic violence challenges love to endure against fear, hurt and darkness.

Violence is not expected in a loving family, not invited, not wanted. Everyone knows that it does not belong where husbands, wives and children live. Once violence strikes within a home , however, it is hard to just make it go away. And it is very hard for family members caught up in violence to hold on to a love that is shaken, bruised and shattered. 

Here at LSS, our mission embraces the message of light, hope and healing expressed throughout our scriptures. We would encourage anyone suffering violence to know:

  • They are not alone.
  • There is a light and a way that no darkness can overcome. 
  • By God’s grace, we aspire to join them in recovering what they have lost to violence. 

 

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a Christian agency founded in 1911 by the Fremont Conference of the American Lutheran Church. LSSNWO is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). More than 200 Lutheran congregations in Northwestern Ohio are corporate members of LSSNWO. Lutheran Social Services also is a member of one of the nation’s largest service organization – Lutheran Services of America.