Does the Church do a good job of addressing Domestic Violence? According to an article in Christianity Today, one in four domestic violence situations comes from a Christian home. Having worked as a counselor for a Domestic Violence center I know that domestic violence is a problem we have in our culture. I'm afraid that much of Christianity subtly condones forms of domestic abuse with the patriarchal gender roles that many Christians subscrible to.
It doesn't help when Christian leaders, such as Rick Warren make statements that support domestic abuse and other forms of violence.
For more on this check out the article "Biblical Battered Wife Syndrome".
Its living in paradigms such as these that has moved me further away from the established church and more into being what I'm now seeing myself as, a Post-Christian. In my view the established Church is becoming less able to be what it needs to be in our culture to the extent that it may not be able to be the transformational community that its called to be. In order to break away from the corrupted and neutered form of power that the Church exudes, I am looking for alternative ways to live out my call to justice and love.