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Monthly Archives: April, 2017

One of the Worst Letters We Have Seen From a Pastor to an Abuse Victim

I think this is one of the most cruel letters from a pastor to an abuse victim that I have seen. While it is very similar in ways to others I have read, it is remarkably deceptive in a number of ways. The “love” words it uses. The selective and dishonest quotes it lays on …

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Is animal abuse an indicator of domestic violence?

The rates of co-occurrence between domestic violence and animal abuse reported varied between 25% and 86%. Furthermore, children who were abused, exposed to domestic violence, or animal abuse were at risk of developing criminal behavior. [Excerpt from the abstract of ‘The connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence: A review from the veterinary perspective.” Science …

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Theology of Niceness — Ps Sam Powell

The churches of today have replaced God’s love with a false god of niceness. He will never interfere with our free will. He never wants to hurt anyone’s feelings. He doesn’t like it when we argue. He doesn’t really care about what we believe; He just wants us to play nice together.  And so goes …

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What Does the Devil Look Like? Getting Wise to the Abuser’s Victim-Playing Schemes

One of the most frequent tactics used by the worst abuser I have ever had to deal with was that of playing the victim. And it was more than that. He would put on a facial expression that had successfully “worked” for him all his life, gaining him people’s sympathy. At other times he would …

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Psalm 55 — Exposition by Charles H. Spurgeon

The Psalms can be a comfort during times of loss, grief, and hurting. Psalm 55 is one such psalm. Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s exposition of this psalm is brimming with wisdom and insight. Here is the first verse of Psalm 55 and Spurgeon’s exposition of that verse. The remainder of the Psalm is copied afterwards and the exposition for …

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Every Appearance of Evil, and the Billy Graham Rule – another great post by Sam Powell

Head’s up: Every Appearance of Evil, and the Billy Graham Rule by Ps Sam Powell is very good.  We encourage you to go there and read it.

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