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Are you walking on eggshells?

[August 18, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] If you feel like you are walking on eggshells… ….you may be suffering from domestic abuse, which is persistent or recurrent behaviour by an intimate partner that causes physical, …

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Joseph’s brothers were afraid of Joseph even though he had forgiven them

After their father died, the ten older brothers were afraid of Joseph’s anger. This post explores why. It also discusses the value of comprehensive horizontal confession: confessing in detail to the person we have hurt exactly how we sinned against them. (Gen 50:14-15) After Joseph buried his father, he returned to Egypt with his brothers …

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Reconciled with his brothers

Joseph would have been glad to see his older brothers again, but he still did not know how far he could trust them. In order to test them he had set them up with charges of theft (see part 2 of this series). Now he needed to see how they would respond. (Gen 44:14 -16 …

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Dignity compared to Pride; Forgive and Remember – by Jane Bartelmes

[September 14, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Is Your Dignity at Stake, or Just Your Pride? Forgive and Remember. To read these two excellent articles by Jane Bartelmes, click here [Internet Archive link]. Jane is the …

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Salvation is not a ‘spiritual bargain’ you can make with God

[July 25, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Salvation is much mis-taught and misunderstood in Christendom. ABUSERS who claim to be Christians could be roughly divided into two groups: the ones who genuinely think they are Christians, …

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Jesus preached repentance, the heart of the gospel – a sermon by Jimmy Hinton

  So many us survivors of abuse are lonely, sad and grieving at this season; we feel like we don’t fit in with the happy holiday celebrations. And if we have participated in the festivities, we felt like we had to put on a mask. This sermon by Jimmy Hinton won’t require you to keep …

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