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14. Weird jokes, love of money, self-marketing — red flags that Chris Moles is a charlatan.

Have you acted the buffoon at one time or another? I have. But how many domestic abuse professionals act the buffoon at batterer intervention conferences? … let alone be such drongos as to put those moments up on Twitter? Chris Moles often “cracks jokes” against himself. But there’s something deeply unsettling about his so-called jokes. And he …

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Christians are jumping on the bandwagon to ‘help the abused’. James has something to say about that.

If a brother or a sister is without proper clothing, or destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, Depart in peace; may God send you warmth and food – and notwithstanding, you do not give them those things that are needful to the body, what help is it? Pure devotion, and …

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I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why… — by Amber Barnhill

I let him abuse me to keep him from abusing me. The problem with fundamentalist Christian culture isn’t that it doesn’t teach rape is wrong, but that it doesn’t know what rape actually is. Fundamentalist Christian culture taught me that if it wasn’t violent or you didn’t cry for help, that wasn’t rape, that was …

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#churchtoo Raped, tracked, humiliated: Clergy wives speak out about domestic violence

Women who were married to abusive priests and pastors are for the first time revealing their experiences of sexual assault, control and fear. They say the church has known for decades that some clergy abuse their wives but has done very little to fix the ongoing problem. Raped, tracked, humiliated: Clergy wives speak out about …

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Questions to Ask Before Retaining a Lawyer if you are a Victim of Domestic Abuse

Final post of three-part series by our reader ‘Still Reforming’ Someone told to me early on in the process of divorcing my abuser that you have to trust the professional with whom you are working. As I moved through the process, I trusted my attorneys less and less – for good reasons – but  it seemed …

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Thursday Thought — The Serious and Harmful Nature of Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is hard to recognize and it often happens in abusive relationships. We recently put this 7 minute video on our Resources pages: Video & Audio, Red flags in New Relationships, and Understanding Domestic Abuse.   This video highlights the serious and harmful nature of financial abuse. For Love or Money *** Here are two …

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