I had decided to initiate separation after several year of abuse by my husband. Upon doing this, my husband's abuse escalated and he got physically with me, assaulting me in front of our children. I got a restraining order for myself and my children against him, because I was extremely worried to see his escalating behaviors. I went to the bishop a few months later to describe what had happened and the bishop stated he didn't believe me. I told him I have evidence, photos, witnesses and documentation of the abuse and that I really needed support for my children at this time. He refused, stating I was just trying to get my husband in trouble. I walked out of his office, alarmed that he would not even want to make an informed decision about my situation and that he blatantly refused to even acknowledge what happened to me.