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

Monthly Archives: November, 2016

The Patriarchal Father as Idol god

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:21) I have known the family members — wives and children — of patriarchal men. Men who parade as eminent Christians. Men who have been taught and who believe that they are the “priests” of their home. And I have experienced the frustration and grief of being rejected …

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Let’s Think Some More about What it Means to Have no Conscience

Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. …

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Twisted Theology Produces a Den of Abusers Parading as “the church”

With remarkable frequency we meet abuse victims, mostly Christians, who originally met their abuser in a local church. Or in a Christian college or similar setting. In the church! Why? How can this be? Well, the answer is not only that abusers are exceptionally deceptive, but churches far and wide have embraced such unsound, twisted …

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The Exodus of Survivors

“I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.” One reason people remain enslaved to domestic abuse is fear. With every reason to fear, we remain at the mercy of an abuser. Or so we think. For those in Christ, this is a tremendous deception. We are no longer at anyone’s …

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Thursday Thought — How Do I Make Conflicts with Him Go Better?

You have perhaps noticed that I haven’t written about how you can resolve conflicts with your partner more constructively.  That’s no accident.  I don’t believe that a woman can make things go better with a controlling or abusive man by changing how she argues with him.  Some people may say that you should bring things …

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“The Truth About Men” — Isn’t this Horrible Philosophy in the Church?

I was in the sporting goods store the other day and they had the local radio station playing. The following “song” came on, country western you know. I had never heard it before and as the song played and the crowd’s cheers and applause was heard on the soundtrack, I found myself appalled. Not so …

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