What is wrong with James Dobson's reply to this letter from an abused wife? I invite my readers to analyse and critique the advice Dobson gives. Note: Dobson's article was published at his blog in 2015. It appears to have been scrubbed from his site now, but it can be found in the Internet Archive… Continue reading James Dobson’s article “A Violent Spouse”
counseling for victims, treatment for abusers, mental disorders & mental illness
“Suffering and the Heart of God” by Diane Langberg — Review by Barbara Roberts
Diane Langberg doesn't seem to believe there are people whose father is the devil — so she doesn't seem to understand the mind of the sociopath. In her book Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores (New Growth Press, 2015), she writes as if all people have active consciences and every person feels bad… Continue reading “Suffering and the Heart of God” by Diane Langberg — Review by Barbara Roberts
SBC’s ChurchCares Program Digest
In 2019, the SBC produced its ChurchCares Program. I wrote five posts about it. Here they are for ready reference. 1. Churchcares.com – the SBC’s plan to equip churches to respond to abuse (focuses on Chris Moles) 2. Darby Strickland is raising awareness about domestic abuse, but… 3. Diane Langberg is advocating for abuse victims,… Continue reading SBC’s ChurchCares Program Digest
Don Hennessy on his book “Steps To Freedom” – interviewed by Irish radio
https://www.facebook.com/rteradio1/videos/1698186380239058 Don Hennessy speaks with wisdom and compassion. Much good info here. One thing I learned that I hadn't heard before was Don giving more details about the Cork Relationship Counseling Centre's experience of running groups for male perpetrators. After running those groups for a while, they realised that the groups were doing more… Continue reading Don Hennessy on his book “Steps To Freedom” – interviewed by Irish radio
“Ribbing Him Rightly” by Beneth Jones. Seeking comments on this book.
An ACFJ reader has asked me to seek comments on Beneth Jones's book "Ribbing Him Rightly". The book was given to a young engaged woman this ACFJ reader knows. Is the book dangerous? Is it worth reading? Beneth Jones, the wife of Bob Jones III, wrote ten books. Thousands of people came to Bob Jones… Continue reading “Ribbing Him Rightly” by Beneth Jones. Seeking comments on this book.
Peak Living Network – Lundy Bancroft – warning!
Lundy Bancroft's Peak Living Network has many principles that run counter to God's Word. By now it's no secret that there are warnings on the Internet — including on our blog dating back to 2017 (here) — about attending Lundy Bancroft's healing retreats. If any reader has any firsthand knowledge of behaviour by him that… Continue reading Peak Living Network – Lundy Bancroft – warning!
Stockholm Syndrome, codependency and other labels used to pathologize, blame and discredit victims.
There are many labels used to pathologise, blame and discredit victims: Stockholm Syndrome battered women’s syndrome learned helplessness codependency traumatic bonding re-enactment of trauma repetition compulsion women choose abusive men women unconsciously attract abusive men The concept of “Stockholm Syndrome” has become a ‘received truth’ in the mental health field. It shifts the focus away… Continue reading Stockholm Syndrome, codependency and other labels used to pathologize, blame and discredit victims.