A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Katy

Review| My Single Mom Life, by Angela Thomas

When I first left “Egypt” (as I like to call it), I washed up on my parents’ doorstep in an old minivan with three toddlers, and I’m lucky that I even had parents that could take me in — I know so many of you are abandoned by your own families when trying to escape an abusive marriage. …

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Review of “Sexual Issues” – A Really Bad Book for Pastoral Training

***NOTE: THIS POST CONTAINS TRIGGERS*** ACFJ received the following input from Dallas Theological Seminary today. We will put their comment here at the head of this post which originally maintained that the book reviewed here is being used at DTS in pastoral counseling classes. John Dyer of DTS informs us that this is not correct: …

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Review | Something Happened on the Way to Happily Ever After: A Biblical View of Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

I recently read this book by Dr. Rick Walston, a pastor from the Assemblies of God denomination and the President of Columbia Evangelical Seminary in Washington: Dr. Walston wrote this book [affiliate link*]  in 2006 and through his examination of the scriptures, coupled with real-world scenarios, he arrives at the same place that Barb Roberts, Jeff Crippen, and …

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The True Story of the Damaged Daughters of Patriarchy – a memoir

Recently a woman from the UK contacted us and said she’d published her story, Fake Someone Happy [*affiliate link],  a firsthand account of her relationships with families from an American patriarchy/homeschooling group. She sent me a copy and I finally got to sit down with it this past week. Amazingly enough, right after I finished …

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The Believer’s Attitude Toward Single Mothers

In this current political and economic climate, it has become a national pasttime to point fingers at whichever class of society we feel is the source of all of our hardships. Depending on our political persuasions, we are either inclined to point fingers at society’s “irresponsible dregs” (i.e. – everyone on welfare, especially single mothers) …

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Knowing Your Own Weaknesses

For those of us who have never had a loving relationship (aside from our children or friends), it can be extremely hard to discern where our own problems lie. I am struggling with this because I have heard so often that everyone has sin areas of their life, and that it will create problems in …

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