Diane Langberg doesn't seem to believe there are people whose father is the devil — so she doesn't seem to understand the mind of the sociopath. In her book Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores (New Growth Press, 2015), she writes as if all people have active consciences and every person feels bad… Continue reading “Suffering and the Heart of God” by Diane Langberg — Review by Barbara Roberts
Don Hennessy on his book “Steps To Freedom” – interviewed by Irish radio
https://www.facebook.com/rteradio1/videos/1698186380239058 Don Hennessy speaks with wisdom and compassion. Much good info here. One thing I learned that I hadn't heard before was Don giving more details about the Cork Relationship Counseling Centre's experience of running groups for male perpetrators. After running those groups for a while, they realised that the groups were doing more… Continue reading Don Hennessy on his book “Steps To Freedom” – interviewed by Irish radio
“How He Wins” – Don Hennessy’s new book
Don Hennessy's new book, How He Wins: Abusive Intimate Partners Going Free [Affiliate link], addresses a world-wide problem: Our failure to reduce the level of male intimate abuse. We've all heard the terms 'domestic abuse' and 'domestic violence'. When a man perpetrates abuse on his female intimate partner, Don Hennessy calls that male intimate abuse.… Continue reading “How He Wins” – Don Hennessy’s new book
Are abusers mentally deficient? Are people who suffer abuse mentally deficient?
If someone is diagnosed with a 'personality disorder' or a 'mental health disorder' – does that mean that person has a deficit? Does it mean that person is deficient? Should that person be excused? Should that person be given compassionate help and assistance? Mental health professionals use terms like 'disorder' and 'personality disorder' very inconsistently.… Continue reading Are abusers mentally deficient? Are people who suffer abuse mentally deficient?
Peak Living Network – Lundy Bancroft – warning!
Lundy Bancroft's Peak Living Network has many principles that run counter to God's Word. By now it's no secret that there are warnings on the Internet — including on our blog dating back to 2017 (here) — about attending Lundy Bancroft's healing retreats. If any reader has any firsthand knowledge of behaviour by him that… Continue reading Peak Living Network – Lundy Bancroft – warning!
Are abusers blind? Are abusers deceived? What does the Bible say?
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 abusers deceived? If they are deceived, to what extent have they been deceived by others and to what extent have they deceived themselves? These questions about… Continue reading Are abusers blind? Are abusers deceived? What does the Bible say?
Unhelpful Comments by Well-Meaning People: A coaching clinic for victims of domestic abuse and their supporters
Your platitudes are proverbs of ashes (Job 13:12a NKJV) Domestic abuse victims frequently find themselves misunderstood by those from whom they seek support. Such interchanges can be extremely distressing for victims — they feel at a loss as to how to respond to the attitude of the supporter. Frequently supporters don’t mean to hurt; it… Continue reading Unhelpful Comments by Well-Meaning People: A coaching clinic for victims of domestic abuse and their supporters