Why would I keep writing about Josh Butler and Beautiful Union when most people who were talking about it have moved on? I will keep writing on Butler because I believe that Butler's thesis greatly enables men who abuse their long-term female intimate partners, and this fact has not been sufficiently attended to yet by… Continue reading The neglect of intimate partner abuse in the advocacy community (Butler series part 2)
Is the Great Sex Rescue’s research peer reviewed? Let’s have an in-depth discussion.
Andrea Aleksandrova expresses concerns about Sheila Wray Gregoire's "Great Sex Rescue" research. Last week after Patrick Miller had expressed doubts about Sheila's research, Sheila challenged Patrick on Twitter. Patrick ended up apologising to Sheila. Andrea calls for an in-depth discussion about the claims Sheila is making. She also expresses concerns about how justice-loving people are responding.
An abuse survivor’s poetic critique of Josh Butler’s “Beautiful Union”
A poetic 'sensitivity review' of Josh Butler's "Beautiful Union: How God's Vision for Sex Points Us to the Good, Unlocks the True, and (sort of) Explains Everything". PS. it's a terrible book. Josh is entranced by flights of fancy, sacred temple conjugal blooms— "the generous sacrifice" by men who orgasms seed hospitable wombs.
Warning signs that a man might be an abuser
Sometimes a man courts or dates a woman and she thinks he is fine. But after they marry he reveals his abusive nature. This can happen to any woman.
Returning to writing?
After a break of eleven months, I'm considering returning to writing at this blog. I am no longer burned out. The burnout lifted in December 2022, but I've still got to be careful with what I do with my time and how much nervous energy I expend. I am easily triggered, so I can't predict… Continue reading Returning to writing?
Barbara Roberts is giving up writing for the public
I have decided to give up writing for the public. I made this decision about 3 a.m. on Friday 22 April. I had been very depressed and suffering from high anxiety and insomnia for weeks, if not months, before I made the decision. I had also been battling suicide. That night it became really clear… Continue reading Barbara Roberts is giving up writing for the public
John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
John Street is an Elder at John MacArthur's church and a professor of biblical counseling at The Master’s University and Seminary. In his sermon The Emotionally Abusive Marriage, he sets up a rigid dichotomy: Fearlessness = godliness. Protecting yourself = worldliness. (time mark 1:26:50) The effect God's grace has in our lives is that of… Continue reading John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well