Domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women ages 18 to 44. Research now supports that child witnesses of domestic violence suffer lifelong consequences to their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Men who perpetrate abuse on their families hold a belief system that supports their actions. The consequences are literally and figuratively life threatening. In order to address violence, we need to understand the beliefs which underpin abuse. Our theology must address those beliefs and hold accountable those who abuse power.