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Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Thoughts from Psalm 56 for this Lord’s Day

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. When I am …

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Teaching Children The Ten Commandments Of Character

God has really been working on me lately, showing me that I need to step up and be more intentional with countering the abuse in my kid’s lives. I have been reading through tons of books on abuse, trying to glean what I can from them, to help guide my children through the gauntlet of …

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Leslie Vernick and Chris Moles: “Can Abusers Change? And if so, how?”

UPDATE: we published this post in 2014. Since then we have discerned a lot of problems with the counsel Leslie Vernick and Chris Moles are giving about domestic abuse. Look at our Chris Moles Digest if you want to read our concerns about Chris Moles. Look at our Leslie Vernick tag  if you want to see all our posts …

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Thursday Thought — My abuser is not as bad as others are, so is it really abuse?

Question: My husband is abusive, but he isn’t nearly as bad as what some others have experienced. For example, he has never hit me.  So, would he still be considered an abuser? Answer: All abusers are characterized by certain fundamental attitudes which are the elemental building blocks of what we define as abuse.  Without these, a …

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Translating Mark Driscoll

Today’s post is a brilliant decoding of ‘abuserese’ — the manipulative language that abusers use to evade responsibility for their behavior and to shape other people’s perceptions of them. We have re-blogged this post from God Loves Women (original here). The author of the post leads behavior change groups for men who abuse their partners. Many thanks to God Loves Women. If …

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“A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships” by Paul E Miller — a review

The ladies at my church are going through A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships for a Bible study. I am participating and I will get good insight from this book I am sure. However, I see how this book could be used to condemn a person who is presently enduring abuse and …

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