Sexual Abuse

This page is in two sections:
1. Sexual abuse in adult relationships.
2. Pedophilia and child molestation.

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Sexual abuse in adult to adult relationships

1 Corinthians 7:14 Whose body is trump?

Phil Monroe, Christian Psychologist and biblical counselor, refutes the argument that according to 1 Corinthians 7:14, women must submit to their husband’s sexual requests.

Abuse, Neglect and Pornography as Grounds for Divorce

Brian Sayers, The Journal of Biblical Soul Care, Fall 2021, vol 5, no 1. (Internet Archive link to download the paper, in case The Master’s University alters their link.)

Are you walking on eggshells?

ACFJ blog post by Barbara Roberts

Do Men need Sex?  Wants vs. needs and the making of weak men

by Dr. Phil Monroe, Christian Psychologist and biblical counselor.

Louise McOrmond-Plummer

This website is for professionals who encounter women who have experienced the crime of intimate partner sexual violence.  It contains knowledge useful for doctors, counsellors, police, social workers, domestic violence advocates, sexual assault works, and others.

Marital Rape:  Is it Even a Possibility in Christian Marriage?

This post at Spiritual Sounding Board exposes and rebuts the wicked thinking of a man who claims that martial rape cannot happen in a Christian marriage because the wife gave permanent consent to sexual intercourse with her husband when she took her marriage vows.

The myth of women’s false accusations of domestic violence and rape and misuse of protection orders

Fact sheet by, also available in PDF. Summary from the fact sheet:


Women routinely make up allegations of domestic violence and rape, including to gain advantage in family law cases. And women use protection orders to remove men from their homes or deny contact with children.


  • The risk of domestic violence increases at the time of separation.
  • Most allegations of domestic violence in the context of family law proceedings are made in good faith and with support and evidence for their claims.
  • Rates of false accusations of rape are very low.
  • Women living with domestic violence often do not take out protection orders and do so only as a last resort.
  • Protection orders provide an effective means of reducing women’s vulnerability to violence.

Protection Orders: Do they work? Who violates them the most?

A review of research regarding civil court orders of protective. Protection Orders are a key resource now available in every state in the US as a potential legal response to domestic violence. While available in all states, the types of protections offered, legal requirements, and procedures vary from state-to-state. (This review is by the University of Kentucky in the USA, so it’s findings will be more applicable to the USA than other countries.)

Protective Behaviors for Children

An ACFJ post that might answer some questions from mothers who are about to have to provide their abuser with unsupervised access to their children, and the mothers know the abuser has been sexually grooming or outright sexually abusing the children.

Sexist humour and rape jokes: Five key points

Sexist jokes often are dismissed or excused as harmless fun. Yet they have real, negative effects in the world. They are linked to sexist and violent behaviour, they worsen gender inequalities, and they increase tolerance for violence against women.

The Christian Patriarchy Movement’s Dark Secret of Wife Spanking 

Exposes and critiques the practices of ‘Domestic Discipline’ so called, which can be a way for abusers to pressure their victims into accepting S&M practices in the bedroom as well as making them submit to physical assault and violence.

This is How Victim-Blaming Logic Would Play out in Everyday Scenarios

3 one-minute videos that each feature an ordinary setting in which one character uses victim-blaming behavior to excuse their problematic actions, similar to the victim-blaming actions in cases of sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Trauma, Sexual Assault and Eating Disorders

from NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), an article that discussions the correlation between sexual assault and trauma to eating disorders.

Understanding & Breaking Free From Relationship Violence — Chat Transcript

The chat transcript discussion between survivors and Lundy Bancroft at The Pandora’s Aquarium chat room.


by Victoria Police, Australia, is a series of of six podcasts produced by Victoria Police (Australia). It offers a rare glimpse into the real life cases and the people behind them.  Over six episodes, you’ll hear from investigators, experts, victim-survivors, bringing their stories out from the shadows and into the light reality.

What about sexual abuse in marriage?

ACFJ FAQ page with a list of related posts

Pedophilia and Child Molestation

These links may be helpful to women who find they are or have been married to pedophiles. They may also be of help to those who are dealing with child molestation.

A Solitary Journey

Brenda Elysium shares her story of being married for over three decades to a man who had a secret identity – that of a pedophile. She shares some of the details of her life in order to help others who are isolated by the secrecy inherent in living with an individual with a sexual compulsion or addition.

Jessica Fisher

Powerful story from eldest daughter of The Willis Clan. “As far back as I can remember, I was sexually abused by my father…”

Jimmy Hinton

Jimmy Hinton is a child protection advocate, a pastor, a husband and a father.  In 2011, Jimmy’s  life was turned upside down when a victim disclosed to him that she had been sexually abused by the former pastor – Jimmy’s father.  Jimmy and his mother Clara reported his father to the police. John Hinton is currently serving a 30-60 year prison sentence for sex crimes against children and won’t be eligible for parole for 30 years.

Since then Jimmy has worked tirelessly to understand the mind and motives of pedophiles so that we can better protect children from them.  His site is dedicated to his musing on abuse, God, and the journey of healing for survivors.

Jimmy Hinton’s podcast on radio show “Restory” with Mary DeMuth

A 50 minute interview where Jimmy tells his story of how he found out about his father and the circumstances leading up to his father’s arrest.  In addition Jimmy talks about how most Christians don’t understand what the Bible says about evil. He talks about sin leveling, the role of the pastor and church leadership and how their role is to protect the sheep and they are to report, not investigate, criminal matters.

We have a Jimmy Hinton tag which contains all the posts we have written about Jimmy’s work.

Jimmy and Clara Hinton PODCASTS: The Speaking Out on Sex Abuse Podcast

Episode 204: How the Bible Describes Wolves (and It’s Not Nice)Spreaker, from iHeart
Episode 204: How the Bible Describes Wolves (and It’s Not Nice)YouTube

Note: When you’re listening to the podcast, keep in mind that much of the focus of Jimmy and Clara Hinton’s work is on paedophiles in the church, how many Christians are so easily deceived by paedophiles, and how many Christians often don’t understand Scripture.

From the description of the podcast: The Bible describes a class of people who have not, do not, and will not ever change. It’s an impossibility. Their hearts have been so hardened that they have zero desire to change. Jesus says that a bad tree CANNOT produce good fruit. In this episode, we share Scriptures that speak to this. And there are many of them. Wolves are not sheep, plain and simple. When we identify them, the message is universal — avoid them!

Sexual Abuse of Children

Sexual abuse may include inappropriate touching, being forced to have sex or engage in sexual acts, being forced to watch pornography, being prostituted, or having someone expose themselves to a child.

Spiritual Sounding Board items

A peer support forum for ‘affected partners’ – people who are affected by and concerned about the child abuse material viewed by their partner, husband or family members.

PartnerSPEAK Research Report

In 2015 PartnerSPEAK partnered with Dr Marg Liddell and Professor S. Caroline Taylor, AM to do research exploring the experiences of and impact on the non-offending partners of people involved with child exploitation material. This published research is the first of its kind worldwide.

Rosie Batty’s discovery of ex-partner’s child porn charges

Rosie Batty, former Australian of the Year and Domestic Violence campaigner, talks of the trauma she experienced when she discovered her ex-partner had been charged with accessing online child abuse material at a library.  His child pornography charges are a lesser-known part of Batty’s tragic and well-publicized story.

Together We Heal

Founded by David Pittman, a child sexual abuse survivor, this website is for any who suffer from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.  It exists to provide guidance and counseling to those in need, educate any who seek information on how to better protect our children and to expose the sexual predators and their methods.

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