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… Continue reading John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.
Category: Supporting victims
guidance for family members, friends, volunteers and pastors who want to effectively help victims, risk assessment & safety planning
Are you walking on eggshells?
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, sexual or psychological damage, or causes the victim to live in fear. It is not just marital conflict over particular issues (which can be conflict between… Continue reading Are you walking on eggshells?
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… Continue reading The Bible verse that supports victims of domestic abuse – John Sandeman, Eternity News
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… Continue reading For the Kingdom! — Hadassah Lily Darling’s abuse story
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… Continue reading Reminder: we offer gift books to impoverished survivors of domestic abuse
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:… Continue reading The benefits of commenting at our website, rather than our Facebook page
Covid19 and interpersonal abuse
Domestic abuse and family violence are bound to increase because of the new laws and policies that have been put in place. Many victims of abuse are stuck at home with their abusers because of lockdowns of non-essential services, people being urged to work from home, and people being ordered or choosing to self-isolate in… Continue reading Covid19 and interpersonal abuse