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Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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A “Gauntlet Down” Challenge to James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Other Christian Ministries of Fame

UPDATE  Sept 2021:  Barbara Roberts has 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 …

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Car Problems (an analogy): Problem Solving in Abusive Relationships

With your manual (Christian Marriage Books by “The Experts” which explain to you what God’s Word says and means) in hand, you slide into the seat. Smooth leather, strong tires, clean, a few nicks and scratches but overall, a pretty great car and the prospect of driving it for years to come is an exciting …

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I Wish I Knew This About Peacemakers Before I Went: Part 5 of Persistent Widow’s story

As I shared in Part 1 of this series, I had lived with an abusive and adulterous husband for years, and the ambiguous direction of the church “process” coupled with the safety risk due to my husband’s increasing anger, left me in a disoriented state. In Part 2 of this series I relayed my personal experience of what …

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Open Letter to Authors of Christian Marriage Books

Dear Authors of Christian Marriage Books, Hey! Thanks for reading! First, I want to say thank you for getting all this wonderful material out there. You poured your heart and minds into your marriage theories. It takes guts to write a book. You are REALLY putting yourself out there. I am sure that you recognize …

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The Love Dare, a dangerous book in the hands of an abuser — by Deborah

We want to thank Deborah for her willingness to share another part of her story with us… Anybody heard of the Love Dare? If you have seen the movie “Fireproof”, you will know that The Love Dare is a book given to the main character of the movie, to use as a last ditch effort …

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Where does Focus on the Family stand on abuse and divorce?

Olivia submitted this comment to our Hall of Blind Guides page and with her permission we are publishing it here rather than on that page.  God led me to your website. I’ve been receiving calls from a counselor from Focus on the Family. She quoted Chronicles and other scriptures before she began stating that it …

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