A Cry For Justice

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

Category Archives: Supporting victims

John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.

Saiko Woods has interviewed me about the church’s responsibility to respond to domestic abuse, and how John MacArthur and Grace Community Church (GCC) treated Eileen Gray and David Gray. In the interview, Saiko asked me six questions. I’ve put time stamps for where each question occurs in the video. What contributing factors were involved in …

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Are you walking on eggshells?

[August 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.] If you feel like you are walking on eggshells… ….you may be suffering from domestic abuse, which is persistent or recurrent behaviour by an intimate partner that causes physical, …

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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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For the Kingdom! — Hadassah Lily Darling’s abuse story

When survivors of abuse tell their stories, it helps other survivors learn and grow. Back in 2018 we published a guest post For the Kingdom! – A survivor of domestic abuse tells her story. She used a different pseudonym then. She set up a blog called Hadassah’s Legacy, but she has now removed the blog and …

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Reminder: we offer gift books to impoverished survivors of domestic abuse

Update 2 Nov 2021  We used to offer certain books as gifts to cash-strapped survivors. Unfortunately, we can no longer do this. The reason is that Amazon has made it impossible for Barb (in Australia) to buy a book and get Amazon to ship it to another country. Therefore, readers, please do not buy Amazon …

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The benefits of commenting at our website, rather than our Facebook page

A reader says: Here is why I’ve personally been blessed by commenting at your blog rather than on Facebook. Maybe others will agree, or have experienced it: Being anonymous on your blog is a HUGE (beyond huge) blessing. At the blog – the ACFJ website – you can be much more honest and open. Note: …

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