A Cry For Justice

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

Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Deborah’s Story

The following story of surviving abuse was submitted by one of our readers.  Many, many thanks to Deborah for telling it.  TRIGGER WARNING as it contains detailed descriptions of abuse: I have been divorced from my ex- husband for almost two years now and separated for over three. My ex husband progressively emotionally, financially, sexually, …

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Covert aggression is not the same as passive aggression

In George Simon Jnr’s brilliant book Character Disturbance  [*affiliate link],  he talks a little about passive aggression and distinguishes it from covert aggression.  On pp. 74-5 he says: Passive-aggression is an often misunderstood and mislabeled personality type. The official psychiatric manual doesn’t even recognize this as a personality pattern any more. . . . Unfortunately, clinicians …

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Open Letter of Thanks To Jeff Crippen And Barbara Roberts

I realize this is kind of a strange kind of thing to post on this blog, but in the end, even though I write the occasional post, I am more of a recipient of this ministry than I am a driving force- that is still the job of Jeff and Barbara. So I feel it …

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The Certainty of Justice: Reward and Punishment

Col 3:23-25  Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.  For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality. In this blog …

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Abuse by Churches: Cultic Characteristics to Watch For

Dale Ratzlaff wrote a book in which he examines what he concludes is the unbiblical doctrine of the 7th Day Adventists called The Investigative Judgment.  It is a complicated matter, but it surely denies the gospel of Christ, and he explains why.  (The Cultic Doctrine of Seventh-day Adventists).  Ratzlaff writes out of a heart for …

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Interview With Jeff Crippen About A Cry For Justice (the book)

The following questions were asked by Pastor Matthew Claridge in an interview about our book, A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church [*affiliate link].  He did an excellent job formulating these very important and insightful interview points.  Many thanks to him. NOTE:  We are publishing this article even …

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