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Are abusers blind? Are abusers deceived? What does the Bible say?

This is part 1 of a 7 part series on Spiritual Blindness and Deception. Are abusers spiritually blind? (Or psychologically blind, which is pretty much the same thing.) Are abusers deceived?  If they are deceived, to what extent have they been deceived by others and to what extent have they deceived themselves? These questions about …

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A Fresh Look at Evil and an Open Call to all who Teach on Marriage – Ephesians 6

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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Paul Hegstrom and Life Skills International — an organization we are reluctant to endorse

Paul Hegstrom was an abusive husband and father.  His pattern of abuse and reactive behavior drove him to divorce his wife, abandon his children and nearly lose his life.  He has since made a complete recovery, remarried his wife and restored his family.¹ The life story of Paul & Judy Hegstrom was the storyline of …

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Thursday Thought — 2equal1: a ‘ministry’ to avoid

Recently one of our Facebook readers told us of the horrific experience she had with 2equal1 Marriage Ministries.  Her personal contact with the Australian directors revealed that they are not only ignorant as to the mentality and tactics of abusers but they twist and distort biblical scriptures and doctrines. We wanted our readership to know that …

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Focus on the Family & John MacArthur spout “God hates divorce.” And do they accept correction?

Focus on the Family recently re-broadcast an interview they did with John MacArthur titled God’s Word on Divorce and Remarriage Part 1. [If the broadcast does not work or you would like to read a transcript of the episode, click here. Editors.] So we called them out  on our Facebook page (link). Here is a quote from the broadcast. …

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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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