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He is such a worthless man that one cannot speak to him.

Does that title sound harsh and judgemental? Many Christians think it’s wrong to describe a person — for example, a man who abuses his wife — as such a worthless man that one cannot speak to him. But those words are a quote from the Bible. We have become milksops when we can’t call a spade …

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Glenda Hotton Wrote A Little Booklet With a Lot of BIG Errors

This booklet is part of the Living In a Fallen World booklet series published by Day One Publications, Paul Tautges, consulting editor. The author of this particular installment in the series is Glenda Hotton. Hotton’s credentials listed on the booklet state that she is a counselor, a professor of Women’s Issues, a speaker for women’s …

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Church discipline and church permission for divorce – how my mind has changed

When I wrote Not Under Bondage, I emphasized the application of Matthew 18 for cases of domestic abuse. Here in a nutshell is what I said about this in the first edition of Not Under Bondage. If an abuser is a professing Christian, the victim of abuse should try to follow the steps of Matthew …

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Thinking of Abigail

I am thinking about Abigail. How often have abused women been instructed to look at Abigail and to rely on God to kill her terrible husband. Surely some have even questioned our faith, our devotion, our veracity when we tell others what goes on behind closed doors and for some reason God hasn’t seen fit …

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Sapphira and Abigail: Part 2

Now, we switch to a woman who is the antithesis of Abigail in many ways. Sapphira lived in a completely different time and culture than Abigail and, yet, Sapphira was faced with the same question: Do I tell the truth and reveal sin for what it is? Or do I cover for my husband?  Do …

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Learning to be an Abigail, not Sapphira

On the heels of Megan’s post on Abigail is this real-life story of a real-life Abigail. Posted anonymously by one of our readers, a brave woman documents her experience. This is HER story. * * * * * Learning to be an Abigail, not Sapphira Interesting choice of a title, eh? But this is the …

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