A Cry For Justice

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

Monthly Archives: March, 2015

ACFJ Domestic Violence Flyer — with tear-off hotline numbers & our URL

Ladies restrooms are ideal places to provide information about domestic abuse, as victims can access the information without their abusers knowing about it. One of our team was recently given the opportunity to place information about domestic abuse in the ladies restrooms at the church she attends. So we created flyers which have tear-offs at the bottom that can be taken by …

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Choosing & Assessing a Counselor

Recently one of our readers asked an excellent question about counseling and counselors.  We want to put her comment and Barbara’s response into a post for those who may not have seen it. [You can find the original comment here.] Reader’s Comment I am supposed to meet with the church counselor tomorrow.  I previously denied a …

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Because the church mishandles abuse, the name of God is blasphemed among unbelievers

Many people who boast in the Bible dishonor God by breaking Biblical precepts left, right and centre. But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law; and if you are sure that you yourself …

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Pt 4 of The Proverbs 31 Wife: Fact or Fiction? (the last in this series)

Her [the Proverbs 31 woman] textual identity in the book of Ruth The identity of the Proverbs 31 woman is enhanced by its placement immediately before the book of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible.  The sages who were responsible for the final organization of the Tanakh saw a relationship between the noble wife of Proverbs …

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Thursday Thought — 8 Red Flags when Dating

During a presentation Lundy Bancroft was asked, “If you were speaking to a group of young women what would you say about what to watch out for in a relationship?” He replied with these eight red flags. 1)  Watch out for jealousy and possessiveness. To young women in particular this tends to be really flattering — “Oh, …

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Pt 3 of The Proverbs 31 Wife: Fact or Fiction?

How does the Proverbs 31 woman’s fear of the Lord make her different from other accomplished homemakers? 1)  Her focus is on God Fear the LORD your God, serve him only. . . (Deut. 6:13) First of all, her primary focus is on God — not on her husband and not on her children.  She …

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