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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

A Story of Lifelong Abuse by a Narcissistic Parent — And the Path to Freedom

Here is the life story of one of our readers whose abuser has been, and remains, her mother. As we know, abusers/sociopaths/narcissists can effect their evil in other arenas besides a marriage. We greatly appreciate this lady’s willingness to share her story, heartache, and path to freedom with us in the hope that others will …

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Take Heart — Christ Always Preserves His True Church and Exposes the Counterfeit

In my 30+ years as a Christian I have seen and heard so much hurtful comment and lack of support shown to women in abusive marriages in the church. I am so disgusted with the Church and heartsick over this issue. How do I keep this from negatively impacting my walk? Anyone else feel this …

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Traditions of Men Have Largely Consumed the Evangelical Church and are Causing Widespread Suffering

“This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” (Mat 15:8-9) Once again today, as happens at least once every week, I spent an hour on the phone with a wonderful Christian lady who is severely traumatized, …

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Thursday Thought — When You Are Ready To Try Again: Going Back to Church

Jeff VanVonderen has a good article about red flags to identify an abusive church, and what to look for when looking for a safe church.  In the article, titled “When You Are Ready To Try Again: Going Back to Church,”  he discusses seven characteristics of a hurtful church: Power-posturing Performance Preoccupation Unspoken Rules Lack of Balance …

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Only a Church that Loves Truth Will Validate and Help an Abuse Victim

An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? (Jeremiah 5:30-31) One of the characteristics of a true Christian and a true church is a love for truth. …

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Gary Chapman’s book “Hope for the Separated” crosses the line. Review by Avid Reader.

We encourage readers to go here to vote on this review at Amazon where it was originally published.  Dr. Gary Chapman has extensive training in counseling and it shows throughout this book. Unlike many other Christian marriage books written by people with minimal training or experience, in this book Dr. Chapman draws upon his years …

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