A Cry For Justice

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

Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Thursday Thought — Truth is Not Always ‘Nice’ but it is Necessary

I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.  So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us.  And not content with that, he refuses to welcome brothers, and also stops those who want to and …

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“John Piper is Living in a Parallel Universe” — Ruth Tucker

As she discusses the error of couples counseling in her new book, Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife, [affiliate link*] Ruth Tucker addresses John Piper’s faulty teaching regarding domestic violence and abuse. She nails it (him), although she is kinder to him than we (Jeff C and Barb) would be. She has debated him …

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Blog News: Gift Books offer

A supporter of victims of domestic abuse who follows this blog has kindly donated some money to help cash-strapped victims both of Ps Crippen’s books:  A Cry For Justice and Unholy Charade. Also, this is a good time to remind readers that if a victim cannot afford it, I’m happy to gift my book to her — Not …

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Ps Mike Ross, Christ Covenant Church NC — Why Hasn’t He Answered Jeff Crippen?

Here is the text of an email Jeff Crippen sent to Mike Ross, Senior Pastor of Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina, a PCA church.  Jeff’s email was sent 12 Feb 2016. Ps Mike Ross has not replied in any way to Jeff. The question on the table is WHY?  Pastor Ross: My name is Jeff …

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Wise as Serpents: Why Do We Keep Silent About Evil? (Part 15 of sermon series)

Once again as we turn to this dark subject of evil, particularly as it works to creep into the church behind a cloak of the name of Christ, we must remember the promises and victory of Christ over this evil. This is the Easter season when we remember our Lord’s triumph over evil at the …

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Typical Accusatory, Manipulative, Guilting Tactics of Abuse

Recently we received a communication from a person unknown to us. Here is the brief interaction we had. How would you handle this? What tactics do you see him using here? What is he trying to do by using these tactics with us? What is the most revealing phrase he uses that tells us what …

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