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Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Daily Archives: March 31st, 2012

Choosing a Good Attorney for a Domestic Abuse Victim – by Morven Baker

Morven Baker, one of our friends and readers is a therapist.  She made this comment to help Lisa, but her words bear more visibility so everyone sees them.  Listen and learn: “Lisa, As a therapist who works with women who are trying to leave domestic abuse situations, I know that there are lawyers who will …

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Does “Turn the Other Cheek” Mean We Must Submit to Abuse?

Matthew 5:38-39, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ (39) But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” These kinds of biblical statements are …

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Relating Abuse to Romans 13 and God’s Ordained Role of the Civil Government

“I was praised up and down for not calling the police but for contacting them first, for being a ‘Godly example’ of a Christian wife.” This statement was made by a Christian wife and mother who found out that her professing Christian husband had been sexually molesting their daughter.  Those praising her for not calling …

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The Old, Old, Continuing Story Told by Abuse Victims

The following is a comment to another blog post (How Many Times Should Abuse be Tolerated?).  But I wanted to post it here very visibly because it is so typical of the experience of Christian women and their experience with their churches when they ask for help with an abuse situation.  You’ve heard and many …

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Christ’s Departure from an Unrepentant Bride

I hope that by now our readers are fully aware that we are not anti-marriage, but quite the opposite.  What we are “anti” (against) is perversions and distortions of marriage in which victims of abuse are held captive by the mantra that God hates anyone who divorces, that He never permits divorce, or that He …

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The Church’s Injustice to Abuse Victims Hampers Our Opposition to Abortion

I can’t run.  I don’t like to run.  Unless there’s a reason – like running back to get the net when someone hooks a big salmon at the river.  I don’t even like to walk and hike.  What’s the point, I ask – unless there is a lake or stream full of fish at the …

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