A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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

This is part 1 of a 6 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 …

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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) 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 happens …

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Why I publish my concerns about various abuse advocates (part 4 of series on ChurchCares)

You may be wondering why I am publicly articulating my concerns about various abuse advocates. I have searched my heart and don’t think I’m motivated by self conceit or sour grapes or a desire to be combative. And I certainly don’t do it because I relish being reprimanded on social media! I do it because …

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Don Hennessy Digest

1   Don Hennessy says domestic abusers are like pedophiles – and there’s not much proof they’re redeemable. 2  “How He Gets Into Her Head” — an introduction to Don Hennessy’s book 3   How the male intimate abuser selects, sets-up & grooms a target woman 4   The male domestic abuser is a ‘psychephile’ — a sexual …

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Church discipline in domestic abuse? How do I find a good counselor? Two FAQs

How does church discipline apply in cases of domestic abuse? How do I find a good counselor? These are two new pages in our Frequently Asked Questions.  We encourage you to check them out! All our FAQs are worth looking at, especially if you are relatively new to our blog. You can find them by …

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Finding a good counselor

Finding a counselor who is competent to counsel victims of abuse can be quite challenging. Some counselors have a good understanding of domestic abuse but many do not. Catherine DeLoach Lewis is a Christian counselor who was untrained in domestic abuse until—by the providence of God—she woke up. We interviewed her on this blog and she said: I began my …

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