A Cry For Justice

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

Category Archives: Victims

A dog’s experience of domestic abuse

Jenny’s Story: Observations of Life from a Three Year Old ‘Sheltie’ Jenny’s story was written by ‘Kathryn’, who uses a pseudonym because her X gets in stalking mode when the mood strikes him. Kathryn’s blog is Escaping the ‘trap’ of domestic violence. [Re-blogged with Kathryn’s permission.] Possible trigger warning for those who have witnessed animal abuse—but …

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Domestic & family violence survivors answer “Was it really that bad?” – from ABC TV Australia

“Was it really that bad?”  “What are the scars?”  “Why didn’t you leave?” Australia’s ABC TV has been broadcasting a series called You Can’t Ask That. The series is helping break down misinformation, false concepts and stereotypes. In this episode, survivors of domestic and family violence talk about their experiences. We hear from several different …

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A lifetime of abuse – from the entire family

Coming out of the dungeon of a lifetime of abuse — what it that like?  Sometimes victims of abuse become conscious of the abuse in small incremental steps. Each tentative (and brave) step out of the fog results in more clarity. And each survivor’s voice is personal, unique, and poignant. Finding Answers, who is a …

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No Longer Under Your False Guilt – a song by “Now Free”

You can press my buttons You can hurl your vile threats You can slander me in public You can beat me til I’m just like death. But I never said a word I cried myself to sleep And when I hustled a little strength I resisted without sin Yes I may have lost my temper …

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Female healthcare workers experience domestic abuse at higher rates than the general female population

Nearly half of female healthcare workers have experienced domestic abuse, Australian study finds A landmark investigation into female healthcare staff in Australia has found nearly half have experienced domestic violence, including one in 10 who had been abused by their partner in the past year alone. The study, published in the BMC Women’s Health journal, …

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Silence As Defiance: Tamar’s Desolation — a reblog from The Shiloh Project

An anonymous, personal reflection on the experience of sexual exploitation in childhood. The reflection also draws in the biblical story of Amnon’s rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13). On the one hand this is a declaration reminiscent of #MeToo but it is also an expression of defiant and articulate silence and a reminder that there isn’t a single, let …

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