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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Christless Religion is Always Abusive

Luke 24:44-47 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” (45) Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, (46) and said to …

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Leaving Your Abuser: Words From Someone Who Has Been There

Genesis 19:17-22 ESV  (17)  And as they brought them out, one said, “Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.”  (18)  And Lot said to them, “Oh, no, my lords. (19)  Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, …

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Abuse and Hope: The Bride of Christ as Fire Ants

1 Kings 19:9-10 ESV (9)  There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (10)  He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of …

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Being a single parent in church, after domestic abuse

Here is a discussion that started in another post and I’ve moved it all to here as other readers might have missed it unless they were following comments at that other post. Jeff S: The single father thing (and I assume my experience holds true for single mothers as well) – the church (and actually, …

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Interviewing the pastor of a prospective new church

I don’t know if anyone has done this, I am assuming some have, but have you considered interviewing the pastor of a church before joining and talking to members? Maybe it would be easier to do that than start attending for a while, then later finding out its not what you think. I know that …

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Celebrate Recovery – a commendation by a survivor of domestic abuse

One of our readers, Lynette D, has very kindly sent us this piece about Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a group similar the AA and other who use the twelve steps for recovery. We also use eight biblical principles that correspond. We deal with all sorts of issues, such as codependency, drugs and alcohol, anger, …

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