A Cry For Justice

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

Category Archives: Victims

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

[May 6, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] 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 …

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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

[May 26, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Today’s post is an anonymous, personal reflection on the experience of sexual exploitation in childhood. The reflection also draws on the biblical story of Amnon’s rape of Tamar (2 …

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A Letter to the Church – The Things I Couldn’t Tell You

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man …

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All the things I didn’t tell you — a guest post

You may have wondered, “How could that marriage have ended? They seemed so sweet. So together. So loving.”  We made a pretty picture. Gaggle of adorable children. Serious Christians. Dedicated to our faith and family. Oh yes. When I left, you thought I was just giving him a wake-up call, probably. You understand that. Husbands …

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Let The Church Be The Church Again – a reblog from Lori Anne Thompson

Let The Church be The Church again. Let it be the dream it was meant to be. Let it be where the people come who are in pain, Seeking a safe place where they themselves can be.   (The Church was never The Church to me…)   Let The Church be the family that the …

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