Domestic abuse in marriage and self-silencing : pastoral care in a context of self-silencing

Show simple item record Chisale, S.S. (Sinenhlanhla) 2018-08-30T09:15:53Z 2018-08-30T09:15:53Z 2018-05-31
dc.description.abstract The socialisation of women into self-silencing by religion has complicated pastoral care interventions for the victims of domestic violence, particularly within the context of marriage. This article is written from an intercultural approach to pastoral care and applies the theory on silence. The aim of this article is to explore the way pastoral caregivers can extend caregiving to the victims of marital domestic violence who have silenced the self. The article draws from qualitative data that were collected through autobiographical narratives, in-depth interviews and observations, and analysed through thematic analysis. The findings indicate that women are forced to silence the self in contexts of domestic violence by not speaking about the abuse that takes place in marriage. The self-silencing is justified by those who interpret Biblical texts that address marriage naively; in this case one of the two women who participated in this study confirmed that Proverbs 21:9 is used to justify self-silencing. Thus, the article concludes that pastoral care interventions in such contexts should include a circle of the significant others that women interact with such as the perpetrator and the broader community, including her social networks. en_ZA
dc.description.department Practical Theology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Chisale, S.S., 2018, ‘Domestic abuse in marriage and self-silencing: Pastoral care in a context of self-silencing’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 74(2), 4784. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v74i2.4784
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Women en_ZA
dc.subject Domestic violence en_ZA
dc.subject Proverbs 21:9 en_ZA
dc.subject Self-silencing en_ZA
dc.subject Religion en_ZA
dc.subject Pastoral care en_ZA
dc.subject Marital domestic violence en_ZA
dc.title Domestic abuse in marriage and self-silencing : pastoral care in a context of self-silencing en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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