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Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Thursday Thought — Book Highlight: The Sociopath Next Door

Pastor Crippen has this to say about Martha Stout’s book, Sociopath Next Door:  I would like to get [this book] into the hands of every person in our church. . . Then maybe we would all start getting it when Scripture tells us there are evil people in this world. The blurb from Amazon includes this paragraph: …

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Be Done With Church Leaders who Prove Themselves to be Blind Guides

Here is what Jesus had to say about the established “clergy” of His day. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘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.’” And he called …

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Coercive Control, Safety Zones, and Search and Destroy Missions — insights from Evan Stark

Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life by Evan Stark (Oxford University Press, 2007). (affiliate link). Evan Stark brings illuminating analysis and insight into the topic of coercive control as it takes place in domestic abuse.  And as the subtitle How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life makes clear, he focuses on how men coercively control women …

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Wise as Serpents: Take the Lord’s Warnings About Evil Seriously (Part 23 of sermon series)

Peter had numerous encounters with Satan, but like most of us he was a slow learner. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to …

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The silence of our friends — by Aimee Byrd, from Housewife Theologian

We’ve been betrayed. This is something that has disturbed me, as well as a handful of other women writers, for a while now. We’ve tried to respectfully engage, and we have been ignored. Completely. So I put a few rocks in my snowballs and threw them out, hoping the sting would provoke some men to …

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Differences Between an Abusive Marriage and a Healthy One — a reblog from Give Her Wings

Many thanks to Megan C for giving us permission to reblog her article. So many times, women who have left abusive relationships hop right out of the frying pan and into the fire because a man comes along who is a tiny bit “better” than the former abuser. It is so difficult to see that …

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