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The Giving Tree: A Picture Of Abuse

I was just reminded of the book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. It’s a book from my childhood often lifted up as a book about true giving, teaching children to be selfless. If you are unfamiliar with the plot, this is what the Wikipedia entry has to say: The book follows the lives of …

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“Clueless” by David Cox

I reckon I will never forget how I found Megan (now my lovely wife) and her children (now my sweet children, too) about a year ago when I went to Nebraska to fetch them. The year prior, Megan had fled an abusive husband who managed to suck all the hope, health, esteem, life and peace out of her life and the lives of …

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S.W.A.N. and Butterfly House — a Christian ministry in Arizona

Informational post only: Someone Worth Accepting Now [Internet Archive link] (S.W.A.N) is a Christian ministry in Arizona run by volunteers and entirely funded by donations. They run a shelter called Butterfly House [Internet Archive link]

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A Demeaning Spirit of Giving

[July 29, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] I recently spoke with a woman who spent a good year of her life (with her small children) destitute. She made the incredibly brave decision to leave her abuser …

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Gifts from pursuing abusers

UPDATE  Sept 2021:  I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches.  He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, let …

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