A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: MeganC

Meg is Leaving

Dear Readers, I just want to begin by thanking you (and the team at ACFJ) for allowing me to be a part of the ACFJ family for these past 18-20 months. I have grown, I have learned and I have loved all of YOU. As a mama of four and with a husband who is …

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Family Scapegoating: Part 2

To read Part 1 of this series click here It is very challenging for a victim of family scapegoating to escape their position. Nevertheless, it is necessary. Rarely does a victim escape before the age of 30 and, even then, the victim needs tremendous support (if possible) to break free from the clutches of manipulation and …

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Family Scapegoating: Part 1

[The link to the embedded video that was here is broken and there is no replacement. Editors.] Over and over and over again, I hear stories from women (and a few men but I do not generally converse with men about their abusive pasts) who leave abusive marriages, head into therapy or some sort of …

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Abusers’ Addiction To the Upper Hand

My husband, David (who is a pastor), told me a story yesterday about a man at an elder/deacon board meeting at a church a few years back. The meeting was an effort to unite the congregation and staff and create a mission statement and vision for the church. At one point, during an endless talk …

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A Story of Freedom — By Bekah Mason

We are grateful and honored to have permission to publish Bekah Mason’s post (originally published on Give Her Wings).  Bekah and Kat are two women who were more than happy to dedicate a few days to aid in the rescue of “Overcoming” (alias) and her daughter from an oppressive family. Overcoming had left an abusive …

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You Can Do This . . .

After being in an abusive marriage for a long time, we women often believe that we cannot possibly get out. It is irrational, when I think back now, but I truly believed there was no out. And that brought a hopelessness and despair that was unbearable. Indeed, it brought death to my soul. I wanted …

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