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Worshiping marriage? — “The Ten Commandments of Marriage” — Discernment needed

The most effective way to propagate a lie is to mix it with some truth. As Mary Poppins noted, a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. However, in the case of many Christian bloggers, counselors, pastors or authors that provide marriage counseling, it is not medicine going down the throats of those …

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Idolatry Will Never Produce Love for Others

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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Will We Justify Child-Sacrifice to Baal? (Originally Published in 2012)

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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Titus 2 and Proverbs 31 groups — women influencing each other

This post has been prompted by a discussion I’ve been having by email with God Fearing Mom, one of our readers. Here are her words, recast and elaborated by me for this post. I’ve been thinking that other young women like me are being brainwashed. One of my friends had a husband that was evil …

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Church discipline and church permission for divorce – how my mind has changed

When I wrote Not Under Bondage, I emphasized the application of Matthew 18 for cases of domestic abuse. Here in a nutshell is what I said about this in the first edition of Not Under Bondage. If an abuser is a professing Christian, the victim of abuse should try to follow the steps of Matthew …

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Enabling? Sins of the victim? Tetchy topics indeed!

In my interview with Catherine DeLoach Lewis Part 2, Cathy talked about the term codependency and how the victim may have enabled abuse although the victim is in no way responsible or guilty for the abuse. She also talked about patterns of sin she has observed in clients who are victim-survivors of domestic abuse. I’ve …

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