A Cry For Justice

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My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law

Psalm 119:121-36 121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me. 123 My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 124 Deal with your servant according to your …

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The gratuitous “I didn’t . . . ” — a verbal tactic of the abuser

In a case that happened several months ago in my home state of Victoria, Australia, a father of four was accused of three counts of rape and one of murder of a woman whom he did not previously know. While shedding crocodile tears during the police interview, he used a red-flag phrase. He gratuitously stated …

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Tactics: How the Abuser Sets You Up

Note from Jeff C and Barb: we are pleased to announce that Katy is now one of our Authors on the blog. In fact, this is the second post with her byline, but we forgot to announce her joining the team when her first post was published. This post is about ongoing trauma which results …

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“I Thought I Would Feel Better” (or, as Barb would say, “I Thot I would Feel Bettah”)

As you all can imagine, Barbara and I have spent oodles of time discussing . . . well, just about everything. It has been like my sister and I have picked up from where we left off (only we just *really* met). I do not know if it is having similar pasts . . . …

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Friends

Yesterday I watched Jeff S’s live concert on the web. Megan and I watched it together, and her husband David got home from work in the middle and watched it too once he’d tucked Meg’s youngest child into bed. Megan sometimes sang backing harmonies with her exquisite soprano. I danced my hands in the air  …

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My Reaction to Wendell’s Story

I am about to admit something very vulnerable to our readers about a struggle I had this past week on our blog. It is not easy for me . . . I’m not entirely proud of this. But, God had something He very much wanted to teach me, thereby healing a little bit of the …

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