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Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Pt 2. CCEF’s ‘Counseling Abusive Marriages’ course — bread mixed with stones?

In Part 2 of this series on CCEF’s course ‘Counseling Abusive Marriages’, we’re going to be looking at the redemption model of the course, and whether God’s Word shows that oppressors often get redeemed. And we’ll be examining the possibility that I might be treating CCEF too harshly. [Read Part 1 of this series] We’re picking up midstream in the Course Description: Lectures and readings will provide the …

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Pt 1. CCEF’s ‘Counseling Abusive Marriages’ course — bread mixed with stones?

The God of truth, justice and wisdom doesn’t want His children fed bread mixed with stones.  CCEF (Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) is offering a new course in 2015: Counseling Abusive Marriages. It starts running quite soon: Jan 29th. Their announcement encourages pastors and Christian counselors and others who might deal with cases of abuse in …

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Abusers in the Church Hinder People from Coming to Christ and Growing In Him

Matthew 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. I was headed out the door the other day to take a month’s long …

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The Biblical Counseling Movement — a series by April Kelsey at Revolutionary Faith

This is a heads up about an excellent series of posts on the Biblical Counseling Movement. On her blog Revolutionary Faith, April Kelsey is currently producing this series. Here is what she has published so far: 1. The Biblical Counseling Movement Exposed — how April’s father’s addiction to porn got her interested in this topic 2. The Biblical Counseling Movement: …

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The Abuser in the Christmas Story

Christmas day and we are STILL talking about abusers! Are we obsessed at A Cry For Justice? No, not really; but we do talk abusers often because exposing their tactics and mindset is a big part of helping victims get free. So the title of this post might make it look like we are hyperfocused on abusers, …

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Wednesday Thought — What does repentance look like?

We are publishing our “Thursday thought” on Wednesday, because Thursday is Christmas day. It is important to be wise in discerning counterfeit repentance because some abusers are good at feigning repentance.  Words do not offer a sufficient guide to whether repentance is genuine or not.  There should be evidence that the offender feels grief and …

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