A Cry For Justice

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

Category Archives: Counseling

Diane Langberg is advocating for abuse victims, but… (pt 3 of series on SBC’s ChurchCares program)

I know many victims and victim-advocates have found Diane Langberg’s work valuable. In her counseling, public speaking and writing she is raising awareness about abuse. She is reaching conservative leaders and she’s trained many counselors and church-goers about how to identify and respond to abuse, trauma and narcissistic leadership. Diane is one of the training …

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Darby Strickland is raising awareness about domestic abuse, but… (pt 2 of series on the Church Cares program)

Darby Strickland is helping awaken the church to abuse issues. She is one of the teachers in the free videos which are soon to come out from Church Cares – the SBC’s attempt to start educating the church about how to identify and respond to abuse. In Part 1 of this series I praised the …

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Churchcares.com – the SBC’s plan to equip churches to respond to abuse (Part 1, Chris Moles)

The SBC is preparing a video-based curriculum called “Becoming a Church that Cares Well for Abuse”. The teaching team they have chosen includes Chris Moles, Leslie Vernick, Darby Strickland and Diane Langberg.  I have mixed feelings about this. The primary focus of churchcares.com appears to be sexual abuse, but domestic abuse is being covered as …

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David Clarke is another self-styled ‘expert’ on domestic abuse and Focus On The Family are promoting him.

FOF are promoting David Clarke & his book “I Don’t Want a Divorce: a 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage.” David Clarke does not understand enough about the dynamics of domestic abuse to offer counsel on this. One of our long time followers emailed me about David Clarke. Here is the gist of what she …

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Biblical counseling, tribal loyalties and grooming. Windup of the Chris Moles series.

Biblical counselors who are carrying the DV banner are starting to say some good stuff about domestic abuse and how it affects victims — things that weren’t being said when ACFJ began in 2012. But there are some changes we are still not seeing. 1. Their approach to abusers Either they are treating the abuser …

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15. Chris Moles endorses Peacemakers Ministry, which has no policy on domestic abuse.

Another indicator that Chris Moles cannot rightly divide the word of truth is that he highly commended Peacemakers Ministry. When talking to Calvary Baptist Church about domestic abuse, he spent more than ten minutes praising and teaching from the Peacemakers ‘Slippery Slope’ diagram. (L 26:45–37:47)* Here is the diagram: The Slippery Slope diagram from Peacemakers …

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