The material on this section of the blog is published anonymously by someone who grew up in a family where domestic violence was common. As you can see by what is written, the presence of spouse abuse can have a profound effect on children. While there is an increased probability that an abuser will also abuse children in the family, this does not necessarily occur. However, as we see the presence of abuse can affect the children even when they are not physically abused.
Note - I believe it is important to differentiate ongoing domestic violence like the battered spouse syndrome from domestic violence that is mutual (intimate partner violence) and a violent incident that occurs in the heat of a divorce.