If you feel you might be in danger if someone discovers that
visited this site, see note at bottom.*
abuse is a pattern of coercive, intimidating, violent, or cruel
behavior used to control an intimate partner or family members.
It destroys lives, families, and relationships, and tears at the fabric
of our society. The Olympia Union Gospel Mission (OUGM) ministers to
domestic abuse needs in a variety of ways, on the basis of biblical
truths about domestic abuse issues. We encourage you to visit our
studies and lessons to see what the Bible says about abuse as sin;
domestic violence dynamics; victim safety; submission; forgiveness;
divorce and remarriage; godly boundaries; and much more.
* IMPORTANT NOTE FOR YOUR SAFETY An abuser may be
able to tell which Internet sites you have visited on your
computer. The safest places to find information on the Internet
are at a local library, a friend's home computer, or at
Most Internet browser programs
(Internet Explorer, Navigator, AOL, and others) create a "history
file" that shows a list of what has been viewed on your computer.
If you feel you might be in danger if someone discovers that you have
visited this site, make sure to delete the history file and "temporary Internet files". Do not save,
"bookmark", or save as a Favorite" risky pages in your browser or other Internet
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 1.
In the menu bar, select "Tools", then "Internet
> see the Help
menu of your internet software and "My Computer" in Microsoft systems.
> see detailed
advice at http://www.abanet.org/domviol/internet.html
Instructions for deleting risky items from the History folder and
Temporary Internet Files:
2. On "General" tab, under "Temporary Internet
Files," click on "Delete Files." If asked, check the box
to delete all offline content. Still within the Temporary Internet Files
section, click on Settings. (This next step may make it harder to
navigate pages where you'd like your information to be remembered, but
these remaining cookies do show website pages you have visited.
Therefore, use your own judgment as to whether or not to take this next
step). Click on "View Files." Manually highlight all the files
(cookies) shown, then hit Delete.
3. On the same "General" tab, look for the
"History" section. Select "Clear History."
In Windows 98:
1) Click on Start button
2) Select "Taskbar and Start Menu"
3) Select the "Start Menu" tab
4) Click on "Open Office Document"
5) Open the "History" folder and erase any files from
1. In the menu bar, select "Edit", then select
2. On Navigator, choose "Clear History".
3. Click on "Advanced" then select "Cache."
4. Select "Clear Disk Cache".
On older versions of Netscape, go to the "Options" menu.
Select "Network Options," and then "Cache." Select
"Clear Disk Cache".
1. In the menu bar, select "Members," then select
2. Select the WWW icon.
3. Select "Advanced" and "Purge Cache."
Additionally, a victim
needs to make sure that the "Use Inline Autocomplete" box is
NOT checked. This function will complete a partial web address while
typing a location in the address bar at the top of the browser. If
you are using Internet Explorer, this box can be found on the MS
Internet Explorer Page by clicking on "Tools" at the top of
the screen, then "Internet Options," and then the
"Advanced" tab. About halfway down there is a "Use inline
AutoComplete" box that can be checked and unchecked by clicking on
it. Uncheck the box to disable the feature that automatically completes
an internet address when you start typing in the internet address box.