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

Monthly Archives: March, 2013

S.W.A.N. and Butterfly House — a Christian ministry in Arizona

Informational post only: Someone Worth Accepting Now [Internet Archive link] (S.W.A.N) is a Christian ministry in Arizona run by volunteers and entirely funded by donations. They run a shelter called Butterfly House [Internet Archive link]

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An Easter Sermon

“We Have Been Raised With Christ” March 31, 2013 (Easter Sunday) Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-4 Scripture Reading: Acts 17:16-34 Introduction Christ was crucified, but He IS risen!  We really do serve a living Savior.  The resurrection is the central hope of every Christian, apart from which, as the Apostle wrote, we are of all men …

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Good Friday meditation

In the tradition of Good Friday services, I am including a long portion of Scripture in this post. Since Australia is a day ahead of America, I have already been to a Good Friday service. The passage that was read was Luke 22:39-23:56. And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the …

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Abuse and the Church: A Theory About Why Victims are Not Helped

Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. I have proceeded in my reading of Judith Herman’s book, Trauma and Recovery: The aftermath of violence — from domestic abuse to political terror [*Affiliate link].  I say, …

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“So Help Me God” — A Song By “Fireflight”

I came across the band “Fireflight” recently, not even knowing they were a Christian band. I enjoyed their music a lot so I decided to buy their first CD on a lark. Imagine my surprise when I came across the following song, “So Help Me God”. Honestly, this just isn’t the kind of thing Christian musicians …

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Let Her Be Angry

Dear Friend, You have written asking how you can help a friend of yours who has been abused in her marriage. You have no experience with domestic violence or counseling but, you want to help. She has only just left. Your desire to love her is admirable. Thank you for writing us. There is so …

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