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Monthly Archives: November, 2015

My soul clings to the dust (Psalm 119: 25-32)

My soul clings to the dust;     give me life according to your word! When I told of my ways, you answered me;     teach me your statutes! Make me understand the way of your precepts,     and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow;     strengthen me according to your word! Put …

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“To every man an answer,” but if it’s an abused woman, let’s lance her!

“My husband is cruel and says mean things quite often and still thinks I should be sexually available. What do I do about this?”  This was the question that a woman called Erin asked on a Christian radio call-in show, To Every Man an Answer, where callers can phone with any kind of spiritual question. On the …

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Thursday Thought — Is Verbal Abuse Really Abuse?

“I wouldn’t really call what he does ‘abuse.’ I mean, it’s not like he hits me or anything.” Have you ever found yourself saying something along these lines?  Many people believe that “abuse” only refers to physical beatings, the kind where the man leaves the woman with bruises on her body and swollen eyes.  And …

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Suppressing the Truth in Unrighteousness

The Apostle Paul identifies very clearly the fundamental reason for idolatry: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible …

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Abusers Tell us What our Thoughts and Motives Are – But They Don’t Know

For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11) The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. (Proverbs 14:10) I can still hear it.  “Pastor, I know …

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We Make Void God’s Word when we Prohibit Divorce for Abuse

Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, ‘Honor your father …

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