A Cry For Justice

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

Category Archives: Children & extended family

I’m Fine — a daughter’s poem

This poem (I’m Fine [Internet Archive link]) was sent to us by the woman who set up the David’s Slingshot She has sent a complaint to one of the Presbyteries of the OPC regarding her former pastor and leadership. The Presbytery appointed a special committee to investigate the pastor in October of 2017, and was …

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Child Safety Training — by Ps Jimmy Hinton, the son of a pedophile pastor

[April 28, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Of people sitting in pews, 40% have been or are currently being sexually abused. Learn from the son of a pedophile how to stop them in their tracks. One …

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What’s OK at Home? – domestic abuse info for young people

Kids and teens aged 10-17 can go to What’s OK at Home? to find info about domestic abuse and family violence. The site helps young people recognize domestic abuse and provides practical guidance to support their safety, health and emotional wellbeing if they are experiencing domestic abuse in their own family. It also has a section for …

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Safe Steps for Children and for Youth — two new websites

Australia’s Safe Steps organization has launched two new micro-sites for children and youth. These interactive sites are for children [Internet Archive link] and teens [Internet Archive link] who are may be experiencing domestic abuse. This is a much needed resource for our children and teens! I encourage you to explore the sites. safe steps 4children …

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What is the best way to interact with an abuser when you have to? Shared parenting with an abuser.

This question came in from a reader: The court has ordered me and my ex to do shared parenting. And the judge is telling us that we are both at fault for our issues, that our arguments were concerning to her, and we should be ashamed of ourselves. What is the best way to interact with the …

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One Son’s Journey to Seeing the Truth about his Abusive Father

Children, teens, and adult children often have problems due to domestic abuse. Sometimes the kids blame the protective (non-abusive) parent. Sometimes they feel their life is wrecked because their parents divorced. Quite often the abusive parent turns the kids against the abused parent. Children can model themselves on the abuser, which abusers often encourage as it makes …

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