It is daunting to look at the history of domestic violence world-wide and ask ourselves, “How far have we come?” As a woman who is face to face with the not-too-distant past where the law allowed men to physically abuse their wives and when the church itself openly encouraged husband’s physical abuse of their wives for the woman’s spiritual edification is unsettling and demoralizing. And, yet, especially in honor of Women’s History Month, it is so important to remember and understand the “history” of domestic violence as it relates to women’s journey in the past as well as to highlight important women who were agents for change because they bravely took a stand.