A Cry For Justice

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There we sat down and wept — Psalm 137

[August 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.] When they could snatch a bit of time at the riverbank, out of eye or earshot of their masters, the captive Israelites didn’t have to sing happy songs on …

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Poem of lament — by an anonymous reader

[August 4, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Love. ❤ Is patient. And is kind. It is not proud. Is not puffed up. It thinks no evil. You have broken my heart. My heart being so tender …

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Losing friendships because of the stress of abuse

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, …

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Job shows us how we may respond to suffering

[May 30, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] “For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease. Though its root grow old …

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The Erroneous Idea that Leaving is “the easy way out”

Lately, I have seen little Facebook posts or blog posts that talk about the tough road of marriage. There have been discussions about how marriage is not a fairy tale . . . how you must stick it out and make it work. How it is worth it in the end. I do not doubt …

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A cry from the heart

Here is email I received today from a survivor which I’m publishing with her permission. I’m sure many of our readers will relate. The closer it gets to the end of the divorce I doubt myself more and think did I make more of this than I should have? Should I have tried harder in …

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