Logo LDSOver the last several decades, LDS Church leaders have spoken out frequently about the devastating consequences of abuse, and how healing from it can occur.    The tender concern of these leaders, together with their wise counsel, can be a comfort and a guide to those struggling with these challenges.  Elder Richard G. Scott has had a particularly influential voice on this subject, extending compassion and hope to those impacted by the harmful actions of others. 

Favorite Articles: 

Richard G Scott


Richard G. Scott, “Healing the Tragic Scars of Abuse,” Ensign, May 1992, 31 (Describing the impact  of abuse, and the need for healing, with several important cautions about the emotional healing process.  Applicable for survivors of abuse, and for others as well.)

Richard G Scott


Richard G. Scott, “To Be Free of Heavy Burdens,” Ensign, November 2002, 86.  ("The Lord has provided a way for you to overcome the destructive consequences of abuse... Yet you need not experience a lifetime of counseling.  Complete healing will come, through your faith in Jesus Christ.")

Richard G Scott


Richard G. Scott, “To Heal the Shattering Consequences of Abuse,” Ensign, May 2008, 40–43.  ("The power of healing is inherent in the Atonement of Jesus Christ.")


Other helpful resources:

The Invisible Heartbreaker (Insightful article on emotional abuse in marriage - how to identify and correct it)  Judy C. Olsen, Ensign, June 1996

Unrighteous Dominion  (On improper use of power and control in family relationships)  H. Burke Peterson, Ensign, July 1989


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