Ep. 25 – Intimate Partner Violence

René Drumm and Melissa Ponce Rodas share about their research on domestic abuse, or intimate partner violence, within Adventism. Additionally, they highlight denominational efforts to end such violence.

René Drumm serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Health and as a professor of Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Drumm holds a PhD in sociology with an emphasis in family studies from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. Her research centers on the intersection of religion and social issues.

Melissa Ponce-Rodas is an assistant professor of psychology at Andrews University. Dr. Ponce-Rodas has an MA and PhD in community psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research and outreach focus is on the intersection of religion and domestic violence in the Seventh-day Adventist church. She urges everyone to learn about the enditnow campaign, to raise awareness of domestic abuse, and to be a part of the solution.




Thank you for joining us for this episode of Adventist Peace Radio, and we invite you to subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

I want to thank my wife, Charissa, for recording the introductions for this episode. You’re an amazing partner, and I’m glad we’re sharing this journey. And thanks for your patience that I’m working on this particular episode when we’re supposed to be working on our own project about conflict in marriage.

SUPPORT: Listeners, your support means a lot to us, so if you appreciated this conversation, we hope you’ll share the podcast with your friends[, both in person and on social media]. And we welcome your donations to support future episodes of Adventist Peace Radio.

MUSIC: Our theme music is “Green Fields” by Scott Holmes, which is available at the Free Music Archive. The transition music is “Allemande” by Wahneta Meixsell, and it is available in the YouTube Audio Library.

DISCLAIMER: Adventist Peace Fellowship is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports work for peacemaking and social justice building upon the values of the Seventh-day Adventist tradition. We are not part of, affiliated with, or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists or any affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Any content, opinions, statements, products or services offered by Adventist Peace Fellowship, are solely those of our organization, and not those of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s