A Cry For Justice

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

What Jemimah Puddleduck, and the Pharisees, can teach us about abuse

The Tale Of Jemimah Puddleduck  is a brilliant re-write of one of my favourite Beatrix Potter stories; you might like to pop over to A New Free Life’s blog and read it.

And while I’m making recommendations, I highly commend Jeff Crippen’s sermon series on The Religion of the Pharisees.

[Publishing this on the weekend because it’s just an informational post.]


  1. Anonymous

    The Religion of the Pharisees series is so encouraging and insightful, that I would encourage everyone who can, to listen to the entire series.

  2. anewfreelife

    Thank you so much for the kind words, Barb!

  3. anewfreelife

    Oh, and I just downloaded a couple of sermons from that series last night. I’ve listened to them before and loved them. I plan to listen again on the MP3 player while I work. I would also encourage everyone to give them a listen.

  4. Katy

    I started listening to the sermons but I have three kids and it’s never quiet enough for me to listen to anything – hence why I read lots of blogs/books instead 🙂 I am going to keep trying though because I feel like the Pharisee mindset is something that I need understand more fully.

  5. lydia

    Thank you for this link to the sermons. I plan on sharing the link with many friends.

  6. Pepe

    I am very much enjoying the series on the Pharisees and the doctrine and how it has impacted not just all of the church and society but my own life. Thank you for making this available.

    I also have found some material on Passive Aggression which seems to have a few bells ringing for me as I read what others have had in their marriages due to this kind of behavior …or condition …which ever it is….it is very difficult to deal with ….I am continuing with effort to learn how to live going onward…

    • Hi Pepe, in George Simon Jnr’s brilliant book Character Disturbance [*Affiliate link] he has a section about passive aggression on pg 74-6. He says

      Passive-aggression is an often misunderstood and mislabeled personality type. The official psychiatric manual doesn’t even recognise this as a personality pattern any more. … Unfortunately, clinicians and lay people alike erroneously use the term passive-aggressive when they’re trying to describe deliberate (active) but subtle underhanded and covert attempts to dominate, exploit, manipulate and control.

      And on page 211 he says:

      Most of the time I hear people use the term “passive-aggressive” or “passive aggression” what they really mean is “covert aggression.” The term “passive-aggressive” is used incorrectly to describe the subtle, hard to detect, but yet deliberate, calculating and underhanded tactics that manipulators and other disturbed characters use to intimidate, control, deceive and a user others. That’s what covert aggression is all about. Although this kind of aggression is often subtle or concealed, there’s absolutely nothing “passive” about it. It’s very active, albeit veiled aggression.

      *Amazon affiliate link — ACFJ gets a small percentage if you purchase via this link.

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