A Cry For Justice

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

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Most victims of strangulation will not have visible external injuries

Non-fatal strangulations point to future homicides. Victims of non-fatal strangulation often relate to being “choked” and though this terminology is commonly used among victims and police officers alike, the word is often used incorrectly. Choking is an internal blocking of the airway by an object. In contrast, strangulation is a form of asphyxiation characterized by …

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Have you been strangled? Or smothered so you couldn’t breathe?

Professionals, the public and victims are misinformed about strangulation. Most victims of strangulation will not have visible external injuries. Fatal strangulation can occur without any external evidence of violence on the human body. The victim may die hours, days or months after the strangulation event. Non-fatal strangulation can have serious immediate and long-term health consequences …

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The Mysterious Disappearance and Death of Lynn Messer — Husband not cleared in investigation

On July 8, 2014, Lynn Messer vanished from the bed she shared with her husband, Kerry Messer, a Missouri state lobbyist for Christian, Biblical, homeschooling, pro-life and family values. Years later Kerry Messer, Lynn’s husband, has not yet been cleared of the investigation into the disappearance and now (with the discovery of Lynn’s body) the …

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Wise as Serpents: Cain is Still With Us Today (Part 5 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

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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The Levite’s Concubine — a case study in domestic abuse and how abusers enlist allies

This is the presentation I did last June at the church in Tillamook which Jeff Crippen pastors. The audience was the Ladies’ Bible Study group, Ps Jeff Crippen and one of his elders, and two survivors of domestic abuse who travelled some miles to attend, one of whom sometimes writes on this blog.  I can’t …

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Counselors of Death

You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin. Hebrews 12:4 If you have been “counseled” with the above verse in your suffering I understand your pain and am sorry you have had to endure this evil counsel. And it IS evil. Do you feel the evil oppression …

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