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We are extremely proud to have produced this outstanding resource aimed at supporting survivors of domestic abuse as they journey towards recovery. The inspiration to publish this handbook came out of Restored's Online Survivors’ Network when it became clear that women, who have experienced domestic abuse in the past, were faced with very similar challenges in a variety of areas and there were no comprehensive resources to point them towards. 

The handbook has contributions from 14 authors who are specialists in their respective fields, including Louisa Whitney, a specialist in family law, Professor Ally Kern, who specialises in relating theology to survivors of domestic abuse, and Betsy de Thierry, CEO of the Trauma Recovery Centre.

Many sections in the handbook can apply to all female survivors of abuse with any faith background or none. The handbook is divided into three themes: 

  • managing the practical realities after leaving an abuser 
  • healing and recovery after leaving an abuser 
  • theological issues relating to domestic abuse

Included in the wide range of helpful subjects are chapters on security, protective orders, supporting children, financial and career planning, managing physical and mental health, healing, as well as a section on what the Bible says about domestic abuse, divorce, justice and forgiveness.

How to order a copy

This resource is free* for survivors of domestic abuse. To receive your copy please send us an email to info@restoredrelationships.org indicating your postal address.

If you are not a survivor and would like a copy of this handbook, we would appreciate a minimum donation  to cover our cost of £5.00 - But if you can, £10.00 would be awesome! Click here to donate. After donating, please send us a confirmation email with your postal details at info@restoredrelationships.org. Alternatively you can make a deposit at 


Account No. 65417560

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Please include in your reference the word "handbook"

Your contribution is helping us to continue to make this resource available for survivors at the the point of need.

Fore more information or to order from outside the UK. Please send us an email to info@restoredrelationships.org

a quote from Elaine Storkey about the book