A Cry For Justice

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

Eighth Anniversary of A Cry For Justice

Tomorrow, 7 Jan 2020, will be the eighth anniversary of this blog. It is two years and four months since Jeff Crippen resigned leaving me as the sole leader of this site.

I couldn’t do it without the help of my assistant, Reaching Out. She works behind the scenes: moderating comments, giving me suggestions, clearing the spam, paying attention to so many small details that make the site easier for readers to use.

You may be wondering why I haven’t posted a new post for a while. For the last couple of months I have been putting lots of attention into my family — my siblings, their partners/spouses, in-laws, neices and nephews, Christmas. Plus my daughter is back in Australia for several weeks which makes me very happy. I value my family network.

I am fortunate to have a family that I want to keep in touch with. Some of the readers at this blog have no family that they want to keep in touch with because all their family is so toxic that it’s not safe to maintain even the smallest connection.

I have two members of my extended family who (in my view) are toxic. I  have chosen to continue having contact with them because if I went “No Contact” with them it would hurt the rest of the family. I have put a lot of thought into how I will deal with the ones I find toxic. One of the things that helped me do that was James’s post Jesus on Violence which talked about Self Defence against dangerous people. I applied that concept of self defence to my personal situation.

I’ve been sending out books to survivors of domestic abuse who request them because they can’t afford them. (See our Gift Books Offer)  Every penny that ACFJ gets from being in the Amazon Associates program is spent on gift books for survivors. It gives me great joy to send out books to impoverished victims, especially those who have just escaped their abusers. I make the Amazon Associates funds go as far as I can. I have spent many hours figuring out how to most economically purchase and ship books to readers in countries around the world. (Techno gripe: Amazon does NOT make it easy for Aussies!)

I have been busy at Twitter. Click here to follow me on Twitter.

I have moved my email accounts to a fully encrypted email platform (Runbox.com). You may or may not see ___@runbox.com when I send out an email, but you can be assured that my main address <barbara@notunderbondage.com> is now at the encrypted platform. I did this for my safety as well as the safety of people who communicate with me by email.

In the last year I also started the Mystery Of Iniquity blog which deals with extreme abuse such as satanic ritual abuse, child trafficking, and trauma based mind control.

My next post on A Cry For Justice will analyse the principles of Lundy Bancroft’s Peak Living Network from a biblical point of view.

6 Comments

  1. 50andFree

    Thanks for all you do. Your books and this blog were instrumental in my escape from abuse and my continual healing. May I ask where Jeff went?

    • Hi 50andFree, when Jeff announced his resignation from ACFJ he said he wanted to spend more time with his family and he was moving into ‘semi-retirement’. Jeff then started other websites, but I would rather not point people to those sites. Some of Jeff’s writing is good, but I am not confident that he is safe.
      P.S. I have not scrubbed anything Jeff wrote here on this website.

  2. Happy New Year and happy anniversary. Thank you for the update.

  3. Finding Answers

    From the original post “I am fortunate to have a family that I want to keep in touch with. Some of the readers at this blog have no family that they want to keep in touch with because all their family is so toxic that it’s not safe to maintain even the smallest connection.”

    ^That.

    From the original post “I have been busy at Twitter…….” AND “……I also started the Mystery Of Iniquity blog….”.

    ^Those, but NOT in the usual / expected / “normal” fashions of using and / or following social media / blogs / etc.

    From the original post “My next post on A Cry For Justice will analyse the principles of Lundy Bancroft’s Peak Living Network from a biblical point of view.”

    I am looking forward to ^That, especially an analysis from the biblical point of view / perspective.

  4. Helovesme

    Thank you for everything you do. It’s hard to quantify how many people you have blessed; and how much of a blessing you’ve been to so many. The work He does in you and through you has impacted this life and will be remembered in the the next one as well.

  5. Gany T.

    Thank you for your work, Barb! And thank you, too, Reaching Out!

    ACFJ readers have come here at all different times over the past 8 years, quite often when we were at our very lowest and had found either NO help from our church, family, counselors, Christian marriage books, or worse, actually got unhelpful or dangerous information. Here, many of us have found genuine Christian community (i.e. members of the true Church), and with it, healing and growth. Thank you for persevering to provide this ‘home.’

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