Best LDS Resources to Help with Abuse
Abuse is the neglect or mistreatment of others (such as a child or spouse, the elderly, the disabled, or anyone else) in such a way that causes physical, emotional, or sexual harm. It goes against the teachings of the Savior. The Lord condemns abusive behavior in any form.
“The Church’s position is that abuse cannot be tolerated in any form” (Handbook 1: Stake Presidents and Bishops , 17.3.2). Abuse violates the laws of God and may also be a violation of the laws of society. The Lord expects us to do all we can to prevent abuse and to protect and help those who have been victims of abuse. No one is expected to endure abusive behavior.
Pages on ChurchofJesusChrist.org about Abuse
Learn about Church teachings and find practical help in a gospel context.
Counseling Resources for Leaders
Counseling and ministering helps for LDS leaders and ward council members at CounselingResources.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Magazine Articles about Abuse
Articles from the Liahona, For the Strength of Youth, and Friend magazines.
Articles on LDS365.com about Abuse
Counseling Resources for Parents and Ministering Brothers and Sisters
Many people face a variety of challenges. Parents, leaders, ministering brothers and sisters, and friends have the opportunity to provide help. As you minister to the needs of others, you can help them experience joy and fulfillment. As people seek solutions to their...
Resources to Help Us Counsel with Others
Many members face a variety of challenges. Parents, leaders, ministering brothers and sisters, and friends have the opportunity to provide help. As you minister to the needs of others, you can help them experience joy and fulfillment. As people seek solutions to their...
Updates to Life Help Resources
The Church has updated the Life Help resources available online and in the Gospel Library. Everyone needs help sometimes. Life is like that. In fact, God planned it to be that way. Mortality presents each of us with a wide variety of experiences and some are easier to...
Video: His Grace: Talking About Sexual Abuse
In this Church video “His Grace: Talking About Sexual Abuse,” Ally shares how her spirit broke when a trusted friend molested her. She couldn’t bring herself to tell anyone—mostly because she didn’t want to believe it happened. It can be really hard to talk about...
Video: Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse
The Church video "Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse" is about a woman who experienced the traumatic pain of childhood abuse. The childhood trauma Erin experienced contributed to depression and feelings of hopelessness. God’s grace gave her courage to find the...
Protecting Children From Abuse
The Ensign article "Protecting Children" teaches what can we do to better protect and empower the children in our lives. This article will appear in the April 2019 issue of the Ensign, but is already available online and will soon appear in the Gospel Library app.
Help for Victims of Abuse
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published a new website to help people who have been victims of abuse and to help Church leaders minister to them and their families. This new resource is found at abuse.lds.org. The new website provides guidance and...
Music Video About Abuse by JTM “I Could Be Wrong”
JTM (the LDS musician formerly known as James the Mormon) has released the music video "I Could Be Wrong" about being abused physically and emotionally almost daily. "The first 17 years of my life were Hell... The most scarring events were me as an 11 yr-old, being...