A Cry For Justice

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

Thursday Thought — Respecting Boundaries

A gem from the GEMS page

The court respects the boundaries I put up in the counseling, while the church wanted to discipline me for it.  (by Persistent Widow)


  1. LorenHaas

    Yeah, I have heard this one:
    “Worldly psychology” vs “God’s eternal word”.
    Common sense self-preservation vs clobber verse de jour.
    Freedom in Christ vs “Get back in your cage”. (before someone else discovers they are free)

    • Common sense self-preservation vs clobber verse de jour.

      That is a sound bite worth saving! Thanks Loren.

    • Not Too Late

      Good one, Persistent Widow!

      Darn that worldly court. If only it was more godly, you could have stayed in bondage for longer 😛

  2. Lindsey

    This hits home with me. I was on the verge of being disciplined by my church for seeking protection for myself and my children through “worldly courts.” The reason I was seeking help from the courts was because the church would not intervene to help me. So glad I found this blog.

    • Welcome, Lindsey! 🙂 very glad to have you here.

  3. Mary Whipple

    Ditto, Why I work in the court system now. Today’s church really didn’t want or need me.

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