Barbara Roberts has been raising awareness of domestic abuse within the conservative evangelical church since 1999. She is a survivor of domestic abuse, a conservative Christian who holds to the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, and is widely read in the secular field of domestic abuse, trauma and recovery. At the blog A Cry For Justice, she works with Ps Jeff Crippen and others are seeking to awaken the evangelical church to the evils of domestic violence and abuse in its midst, and are supporting Christian survivors worldwide. Go to cryingoutforjustice.wordpress.com and www.notunderbondage.com for further info.
Barbara's book "Not Under Bondage" focuses on the doctrine of divorce for domestic abuse. She contributed the chapter 'Responding to Christian Survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse' in "Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Survivor Support and System Change", L. McOrmond-Plummer, D. Esteal, J. Levy-Peck, eds. (forthcoming).
She lives in Victoria, Australia and has a cute black dog who has a lot more emotional empathy than some Christians.
To find out how Barbara ended up in an abusive marriage, read her bio at www.notunderbondage.com/author.html