A poetic 'sensitivity review' of Josh Butler's "Beautiful Union: How God's Vision for Sex Points Us to the Good, Unlocks the True, and (sort of) Explains Everything". PS. it's a terrible book. Josh is entranced by flights of fancy, sacred temple conjugal blooms— "the generous sacrifice" by men who orgasms seed hospitable wombs.
Author: Barbara Roberts
Warning signs that a man might be an abuser
Sometimes a man courts or dates a woman and she thinks he is fine. But after they marry he reveals his abusive nature. This can happen to any woman.
Returning to writing?
After a break of eleven months, I'm considering returning to writing at this blog. I am no longer burned out. The burnout lifted in December 2022, but I've still got to be careful with what I do with my time and how much nervous energy I expend. I am easily triggered, so I can't predict… Continue reading Returning to writing?
Barbara Roberts is giving up writing for the public
I have decided to give up writing for the public. I made this decision about 3 a.m. on Friday 22 April. I had been very depressed and suffering from high anxiety and insomnia for weeks, if not months, before I made the decision. I had also been battling suicide. That night it became really clear… Continue reading Barbara Roberts is giving up writing for the public
John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
John Street is an Elder at John MacArthur's church and a professor of biblical counseling at The Master’s University and Seminary. In his sermon The Emotionally Abusive Marriage, he sets up a rigid dichotomy: Fearlessness = godliness. Protecting yourself = worldliness. (time mark 1:26:50) The effect God's grace has in our lives is that of… Continue reading John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.
Saiko Woods has interviewed me about the church's responsibility to respond to domestic abuse, and how John MacArthur and Grace Community Church (GCC) treated Eileen Gray and David Gray. In the interview, Saiko asked me six questions. I've put time stamps for where each question occurs in the video. What contributing factors were involved in… Continue reading John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.
Don Hennessy on systemic abuse in Ireland
This post is about social workers and the justice system taking children of protective mothers. While it focuses on Ireland, we can all learn from it because the Irish Republic is not the only country where the system is set up to favour abusers. The Alliance of Birth Mothers Campaigning for Justice (ABC) is an… Continue reading Don Hennessy on systemic abuse in Ireland