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… Continue reading John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.
Saiko Woods has interviewed me about the church's responsibility to respond to domestic abuse, and how John MacArthur and Grace Community Church (GCC) treated Eileen Gray and David Gray. In the interview, Saiko asked me six questions. I've put time stamps for where each question occurs in the video. What contributing factors were involved in… Continue reading John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.
James Dobson’s article “A Violent Spouse”
What is wrong with James Dobson's reply to this letter from an abused wife? I invite my readers to analyse and critique the advice Dobson gives. Note: Dobson's article was published at his blog in 2015. It appears to have been scrubbed from his site now, but it can be found in the Internet Archive… Continue reading James Dobson’s article “A Violent Spouse”
Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts
Angela Ruth Strong interviewed Barbara Roberts in Dec 2011. Links updated where necessary and a few links added. Material in square brackets added by Barb in 2021. There was actually a time when my ex-husband sent me a list of scripture verses on why I could never remarry. This was a joke coming from him,… Continue reading Angela Ruth Strong’s interview of Barbara Roberts
Grounds for Divorce Digest
Here are the six posts in my Grounds for Divorce series. 1. The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce 2. The Bible uses different words for divorce but they all mean legal divorce. Those who tell you otherwise are mistaken. 3. Jesus did NOT say “Hardness of heart is… Continue reading Grounds for Divorce Digest
Theologians on Grounds for Divorce Digest
Here are the four posts in my series Theologians on Grounds for Divorce. 1. Thomas Cranmer on divorce for abuse 2. Puritans who said abuse was grounds for divorce 3. David Clyde Jones - A contemporary PCA theologian who said that abuse is grounds for divorce 4. Liam Goligher - a PCA theologian who says… Continue reading Theologians on Grounds for Divorce Digest
The Bible verse that supports victims of domestic abuse – John Sandeman, Eternity News
The book of Malachi, tucked away at the end of the Old Testament, contains a gem of a verse (sentence) that gives the lie to the idea that people should not divorce but endure abuse in marriage. Abuse campaigner Barbara Roberts has released an academic paper on this verse – and Eternity News thinks her… Continue reading The Bible verse that supports victims of domestic abuse – John Sandeman, Eternity News