Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 45–50 | Cite as

The myths of relationship abuse

  • Michael E. Cavanagh


Fortunately, people are becoming more aware than they used to be of the existence of relationship abuse and are consulting ministers and pastoral counselors to help them deal with this problem. Unfortunately, several myths exist regarding relationship abuse which, if taken as fact, are counterproductive to people involved in such relationships and countertherapeutic for the ministers and pastoral counselors who are attempting to help. This article addresses four commonly held myths regarding relationship abuse and the attendant pastoral implications.


Pastoral Counselor Relationship Abuse 
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