A Cry For Justice

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

Monthly Archives: June, 2015

Real Life Examples of Verbal Abuse

1. Belittling sarcasm, male privilege, verbal abuse disguised as a joke and played to an audience I was at a home decor store the other day and there was this 50 something year old man wearing golf clothes holding two metal post things that you’d hang planters on. His wife and either her mom or his mom – a woman …

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Psalm 94 — O God of vengeance, shine forth!

O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, O LORD, and …

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Sin Destroys Relationships – And Sometimes the Destruction is Total

Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, give glory to the LORD God of Israel and give praise to him. And tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.” And Achan answered Joshua, “Truly I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and this is what I did…(Joshua 7:19-20) …

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Thursday Thought — “Am I the One Mistreating Him?”

Life with a controlling partner can become a twisted world where bad is good, down is up, and wrong is right.  Many women over the years have said to me, “My partner tells me that I’m the one abusing him.  How do I know if it’s him or me?” Read the following concepts, taking a …

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Leaving an Abusive Relationship Isn’t Easy (Part 2) — Stalking behavior by the abuser

How the abuser behaves when the victim is on the cusp of leaving Let’s consider the abuser’s sudden nice behavior when he has either been told by the victim that she is leaving, or he suspects that she may leave.  I would like to suggest that the abuser’s new acts of kindness have nothing to do …

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Leaving an Abusive Relationship Isn’t Easy (part 1) — Will he hear my “no”? Should I let him down easy?

A member of my ex’s family complained when I divorced. She didn’t side with my ex saying he hadn’t done anything wrong — she admitted that ex had done wrong.  Instead, she complained about my behavior.  She claimed I wasn’t being nice in how I handled the separation and divorce. According to her, I wasn’t being nice when …

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