Chris Moles says he works with men who abuse their wives/girlfriends because he believes that "The most effective means of reducing violence against women is addressing the hearts of men." (C 22:45*) But he didn't get into working in this field because he believed that. His initial motivation was much more worldly. He often tells the… Continue reading 6. How Chris Moles works with abusers
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5. Chris Moles sometimes endorses the abuser’s narrative
Chris Moles uses some wording that can endorse the abuser's narrative. I will give three examples of this. Chris's language permits the abuser to evade responsibility for his wrong choices. Chris wrote a blog post aimed at abusive men – 'Telling The Truth To Yourself' (T*). In that post he used some language that in my view… Continue reading 5. Chris Moles sometimes endorses the abuser’s narrative
4. Chris Moles heard the women’s stories. What has he done with them?
I believe Chris Moles walks the fence and curries popularity by not sternly admonishing church leaders for how they often mishandle domestic abuse. In his book, Chris Moles recounts how he was invited to speak to a group of Christian women who had questions that their women's advocate was not equipped to answer: This was… Continue reading 4. Chris Moles heard the women’s stories. What has he done with them?
3. Chris Moles gets the gender issues right in domestic abuse & Christianity
I honour Chris Moles for how he deals with the gender issues in domestic abuse. Here are five good things he says on gender and gender differences. 1. He says that men are much less likely than women to live in fear. He rightly points out that a man can do certain behaviors to his… Continue reading 3. Chris Moles gets the gender issues right in domestic abuse & Christianity
2. Chris Moles is teaching some things about domestic abuse well
Here are the helpful things Chris Moles is saying to the visible church: He has a pretty good definition of domestic abuse. He dispels some of the myths about domestic abuse. He describes the tactics used by abusive men. He understands the impact on children. He gives some good advice to pastors and counselors. He… Continue reading 2. Chris Moles is teaching some things about domestic abuse well
Chris Moles Digest
The series on Chris Moles will contain the following posts Each item in this list will be converted to a link when it gets published. Introducing the Chris Moles series Chris Moles is teaching some things about domestic abuse well Chris Moles gets the gender issues right in domestic abuse & Christianity Chris Moles heard… Continue reading Chris Moles Digest
1. Introducing the Chris Moles series
Chris Moles is seen as an expert in domestic abuse by the biblical counseling movement. But does his teaching line up with Scripture? I believe Chris teaches some good things about domestic abuse, but I have serious concerns as well. This series will set out both my praise and my concerns. The biblical counseling movement… Continue reading 1. Introducing the Chris Moles series