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

Daily Archives: September 22nd, 2012

The F word (forgiveness)

Forgiveness – the F word!  Muddled concepts of forgiveness cause immense problems for victims of abuse. One of our anonymous readers has pointed us to this immensely helpful interview with David Augsburger (author of Caring Enough to Confront and Freedom of Forgiveness), entitled The F Word: Forgiveness and Its Limitations. She says  “It’s a very …

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Abuse and the Church: When Churches Abuse Victims of Abuse

2 Corinthians 11:20 ESV (20)  For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. I just ordered a copy of the book Suffer The Little Children: Understanding and Overcoming Spiritual Abuse by W. William Hobson.  As …

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Abuse and Decision-Making: Are Our Traditional Methods of Discovering God’s Will Really Biblical?

One of our readers wrote the following, and it is excellent stuff! She questions whether or not the traditions we have been taught in our Christian circles about discerning God’s will for our lives just might be pretty seriously flawed: How was the enemy able to deceive me into marrying a violent, sociopathic abuser? I …

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