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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Abuse and the Pastor’s Office Desk

2 Corinthians 1:24 ESV (24)  Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith. I was recently impressed with the professional demeanor of many pastors and it set my mind working on, you guessed it, abuse. We have all written and …

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Lyrics From an Abuse Survivor — by one of our readers

One of our readers posted these lyrics in a comment and we wanted to be sure everyone saw them.  She specifically noted that she realizes every abuse victim has to decide when the right time is for them to leave their abuser, and so the song simply speaks to her own experience. I WAITED LONGER …

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Legalism: The Great Friend of the Abuser

Matthew 23:16-23 ESV  (16)  “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ (17)  You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? …

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Abuse Recovery: Should a Christian Seek Psychological Therapy?

Luke 16:8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. We continue to encounter victims of abuse who have been taught by their pastors and churches and by fellow Christians that psychology is evil …

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Emotional Abuse: the silent killer in Christian Marriages

Emotional abuse is a feature of all abusive marriages and is far more pervasive and damaging than many people realise. When abuse is solely emotional, with no financial, sexual, social, physical or spiritual abuse along with it,  victims find it immensely difficult to identify what is being to done to them. And most bystanders will …

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A Fellow Who Believes We Are Sinning by Teaching Abuse as Grounds for Divorce

Often we do not approve comments such as the following, but in this case I think that it might be profitable to do so.  In response to our article at Abuse as Asceticism he made the following comment.  Because his words are the kind of thing that abuse victims so often hear from other Christians …

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