A Cry For Justice

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

“Reaching Out” is my new assistant at A Cry For Justice

[April 14, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.]

I’m happy to announce that I have a new assistant. She is using the name Reaching Out.

Reaching Out is a survivor of multiple forms of abuse, from multiple abusers, and in multiple environments. She is passionate about assisting in advocacy for the abused, working behind the scenes for her safety and protection. Reaching Out is a Christian, using her experience to assist others on their journey.

She is doing the kinds of things that TWBTC used to do: she helps moderate comments, fixes broken links, and assists me with updating the FAQs and Resources. In addition she has some skill with html so she can trouble-shoot technical things that are beyond me.

Her email address is reachingout.acfj@gmail.com.  I have added her bio and email address to the About Us page.

I also have several regular followers of ACFJ who I’m consulting with privately, to bounce ideas off and ask for prayer support.

I know that some of you have emailed me offering help and I’ve not yet had time to get back to you. Please forgive me. I’ll do my best to reply to you now the dust is settling. And I want to especially thank all who have been praying for the ACFJ ministry.

As they say when there’s been an interruption on free to air TV: “Regular transmission will resume shortly”. I’ve got several posts lined up to be published. I’m not sure what order they will be coming out in, but here are the working titles:

  • A Response To Pastors — a guest post by Now Free
  • Was Paul an abuser before he was converted?
  • Hadassah’s Legacy — Truth, Courage, Compassion, Justice & Intimate Partner Abuse
  • What is the purpose of Marriage? Is it to illustrate or display Christ’s love for the church?
  • Cranmer on divorce for abuse
  • God is light and Jesus is the light of the world

One more thing: I’ve also decided to use British spelling from now on at this blog.

[April 14, 2022: Editors’ notes:

—For some comments made prior to April 14, 2022 that quoted from the post, the text in the comment that was quoted from the post might no longer be an exact match.
—For some comments made prior to April 14, 2022 that quoted from the post, the text in the comment that was quoted from the post might no longer be found in the post.
If you would like to compare the text in the comments made prior to April 14, 2022 that quoted from the post to the post as it is now (April 14, 2022), click here [Internet Archive link] for the most recent Internet Archive copy of the post.]


  1. Gany T.

    Welcome, Reaching Out!

    This is exciting to see – good things happening behind the scenes, guests sharing, some fresh posts. By God’s grace, moving forward!

    • Reaching Out

      Thanks, Gany T. I, too, am looking forward with anticipation.

  2. AnonymousS

    Great to hear things are moving forward with confidence. Thank you, God.

    • Reaching Out

      Hi, AnonymousS,

      I changed your name to AnonymousS for your safety and protection, as it appeared you might have used your real name. If you prefer another name, please let me know, and I will make the appropriate fix.

  3. E

    Welcome to the staff, ReachingOut. And I, along with many others, are looking forward to those queued articles!

    • Reaching Out

      Thanks, E. It’s great to be here!

  4. AppleofHiseye

    Thank you Barbara, for keeping us so well informed.
    Welcome, Reaching Out!
    I will be praying for all of you who advocate for the abused through your work on this blog.

    • Reaching Out

      Thanks, AppleofHiseye. I am grateful to play a part.

  5. leaningonhope

    I love this blog. I really appreciate the insight and encouragement I receive whenever I read or comment.
    Thank you for continuing, Barbara, and thank you for contributing to such a good and needed effort, Reaching Out.

    • Reaching Out

      Thank you, leaningonhope. I am grateful I have something to contribute.

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