This Bible study is based on Judges 19:16-29.
It makes the following key points:
- The church has a responsibility to protect the vulnerable, to speak up against injustice and provide care and support for those who have been abused (Micah 6:8).
- An individual who has been beaten, raped or experienced sexual violence or emotional abuse may need different types of support and care, such as HIV testing, counselling, prayer support, acceptance, emotional support, reassurance and time to talk confidentially with an understanding person.
- Women and girls are not expendable objects and deserve equal respect and honour (Ephesians 5:25).