A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

Don Hennessy on his book “Steps To Freedom” – interviewed by Irish radio

  Don Hennessy speaks with wisdom and compassion. Much good info here. One thing I learned that I hadn’t heard before was Don giving more details about the Cork Relationship Counseling Centre’s experience of running groups for male perpetrators. After running those groups for a while, they realised that the groups were doing more harm …

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Joseph’s treatment of his brothers — reflections and applications

Joseph’s treatment of his brothers was not vindictive or bitter, but it was shrewd and calculating. He boxed them into a corner. To plan and execute that complex series of tests required wisdom and strategy. Shrewd and calculating  ≠  cold and heartless Joseph is a good example of how being shrewd and calculating does not …

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Joseph’s brothers were afraid of Joseph even though he had forgiven them

After their father died, the ten older brothers were afraid of Joseph’s anger. This post explores why. It also discusses the value of comprehensive horizontal confession: confessing in detail to the person we have hurt exactly how we sinned against them. (Gen 50:14-15) After Joseph buried his father, he returned to Egypt with his brothers …

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Is it always sinful to tell an untruth — Digest

A list of all the posts in my series “Is it always sinful to tell an untruth?” If I ever get the time to write more posts in this series, I will add them to this list. 1.  Is it always sinful to tell an untruth? 2.  When is it okay to not tell the truth? 3.  Contriving …

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Reconciled with his brothers

Joseph would have been glad to see his older brothers again, but he still did not know how far he could trust them. In order to test them he had set them up with charges of theft (see part 2 of this series). Now he needed to see how they would respond. (Gen 44:14 -16 …

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The second test Joseph gave his brothers

Joseph, as Governor of Egypt, had begun testing his brothers by falsely accusing them of being spies. He had retained Simeon in custody and instructed the other nine brothers to return home and come again to Egypt bringing their youngest brother Benjamin with them. (see part 1 of this series) Their father Jacob was very …

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