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John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well

John Street is an Elder at John MacArthur’s church and a professor of biblical counseling at The Master’s University and Seminary. In his sermon The Emotionally Abusive Marriage, he sets up a rigid dichotomy: Fearlessness = godliness. Protecting yourself = worldliness (time mark 1:26:50) The effect God’s grace has in our lives is that of …

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Have you been told to keep your focus at the foot of the cross?

[July 31, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] “Keep your focus at the foot of the cross” is often dished out by those who consider themselves Christians. It’s a common mantra in Christianese. It’s used by accredited …

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Are abusers blind? Are abusers deceived? What does the Bible say?

[June 24, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] This is part 1 of a 7 part series on Spiritual Blindness and Deception. Are abusers spiritually blind? (Or psychologically blind, which is pretty much the same thing.) Are …

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“We Are Not Your Chum” – another brilliant post by Julie Cleaveland

….God doesn’t use the hurting, the victim, the crushed, as bait. God doesn’t use the “trash fish” of society to reach a “trophy.” Jesus sees value and worth where others see none. God sees. God reaches. God searches. God stops. So you see, church leaders, we are not your chum. […continue reading Julie Cleaveland’s post …

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Jay Adams taught counselors to side with male abusers and against female victims.

[June 7, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] A guest post by Valerie Jacobsen. Misogynistic bias is a real thing, and it is very obvious here. Painfully obvious. Jay Adams is TEACHING counselors to side with male …

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Abusers know no shame

[May 25, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] (Zephaniah 3:1-5) 1 Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled, the oppressive city! 2 She has not obeyed; she has not accepted discipline. She has not trusted …

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