A Cry For Justice

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

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Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts

Angela Ruth Strong interviewed Barbara Roberts in Dec 2011. Links updated where necessary and a few links added. Material in square brackets added by Barb in 2021. There was actually a time when my ex-husband sent me a list of scripture verses on why I could never remarry. This was a joke coming from him, …

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Left and Right Brains — the delusion and pride of left-brain dominated thinking

This post from James started out as private correspondence (which I, Barb, was privy to) between James and a mutual friend of ours. It focussed on “Power corrupts”, what gets corrupted and how. When politicians and pastors exercise extreme control, they use their authority to mislead, coerce, micro-manage and oppress people. In this post, James …

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The Bible verse that supports victims of domestic abuse – John Sandeman, Eternity News

The book of Malachi, tucked away at the end of the Old Testament, contains a gem of a verse (sentence) that gives the lie to the idea that people should not divorce but endure abuse in marriage. Abuse campaigner Barbara Roberts has released an academic paper on this verse – and Eternity News thinks her …

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Does 1 Peter condone Domestic Violence? – by George Athas

Originally posted on With Meagre Powers:
In his first letter, the Apostle Peter directs the following words to wives: In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by the way their wives live, having observed your pure…

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Salvation is not a ‘spiritual bargain’ you can make with God

[July 25, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Salvation is much mis-taught and misunderstood in Christendom. ABUSERS who claim to be Christians could be roughly divided into two groups: the ones who genuinely think they are Christians, …

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Going from anger to calm in an instant – a Red Flag of an abuser / psychopath

[July 18, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Guest post by James. Many ‘ordinary’ people can go from calm to angry very quickly given the right circumstances. But only those with personality disorders (psychopaths, etc.) can go …

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