This post is about social workers and the justice system taking children of protective mothers. While it focuses on Ireland, we can all learn from it because the Irish Republic is not the only country where the system is set up to favour abusers. The Alliance of Birth Mothers Campaigning for Justice (ABC) is an… Continue reading Don Hennessy on systemic abuse in Ireland
John MacArthur publicly shamed and ex-communicated a mother for refusing to reconcile with her abusive husband
John MacArthur's sins are in the news again. And he has not repented. This time he has been exposed for how he and Grace Community Church abused a woman for refusing to reconcile with her abusive husband. Note: This post has been updated by adding extra links in the Further Reading and Viewing section at… Continue reading John MacArthur publicly shamed and ex-communicated a mother for refusing to reconcile with her abusive husband
Messages used by psychological abusers — domestic abusers and governments
In psychological abuse, the abuser conveys messages in order to steer and control the feelings, thinking and behaviour of his target. This article compares messages used by domestic abusers with messages used by governments and corporate media. Understanding the similarities and parallels may help you make sense of the confusion that is around you. We… Continue reading Messages used by psychological abusers — domestic abusers and governments
Stockholm Syndrome: isolation, perceived acts of kindness, perceived life threat, perceived inablity to escape.
The Stockholm Syndrome explains why people stay in abusive situations, why people cannot see the evidence that it is an abusive situation, and why victims of abuse can remain irrationally loyal to the abuser. In this article, I have loosely transcribed Meredith Miller's explanation of the four parameters of Stockholm Syndrome and added a few… Continue reading Stockholm Syndrome: isolation, perceived acts of kindness, perceived life threat, perceived inablity to escape.
Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt
Some people teach that when an abuse victim is rebuking the abuser, the victim must do so in a way that shows evident love and respect for the abuser. Is that teaching in the Bible, or is it a doctrine which people have invented? Let me show you an example of that teaching. I adapted… Continue reading Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt
This blog was accidentally suspended by WordPress
What a week! The automatic spam filter used by WordPress suspended this blog for about 24 hours. I contacted WordPress to ask them why they had suspended the blog. Many hours later they emailed me saying it was an accident and they reinstated the blog. I've known for a long time that WordPress's spam filter… Continue reading This blog was accidentally suspended by WordPress
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?