A Cry For Justice

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

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In accounts of violence, context is everything. For example: when Kathy Keller smashed plates with a hammer.

Kathy Keller once smashed plates with a hammer in order to get her husband Tim Keller to listen to her. She had been repeatedly telling him that he was working too hard and it was harming their marriage and family (see The Meaning Of Marriage (google books) and Christian Post interview with Kathy and Tim Keller). Tim and Kathy tell the anecdote about …

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A Story About a Man and a Dog

Once upon a time a young man who liked dogs decided he wanted to own one. He had spent time around other people’s dogs and had even checked out different breeds of dogs, so he knew what he wanted. He was amazed by the way that dog owners could show their dogs and make them …

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By ignoring domestic abuse, Christians can stigmatize victims— an example from Dallas Theological Seminary

Raising Children in a Sex-Saturated Society, Part 1 is a video made by Dallas Theological Seminary. It is from their weekly Table Podcast program which “treats key topics related to God, religion, Christianity, and Culture.” It is a public education program that DTS produces for any Christians, not just for DTS seminary students. As a …

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The Believer’s Attitude Toward Single Mothers

In this current political and economic climate, it has become a national pasttime to point fingers at whichever class of society we feel is the source of all of our hardships. Depending on our political persuasions, we are either inclined to point fingers at society’s “irresponsible dregs” (i.e. – everyone on welfare, especially single mothers) …

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Interview with Catherine DeLoach Lewis (part 2)

In Part Two of my interview with Catherine DeLoach Lewis, I asked her about codependency, and what she has seen in her work with survivors who are trying to recover from domestic abuse. My questions are in italics, Cathy’s answers are in plain font. Go here for Part One of the interview. * * * …

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A male survivor’s story — by Friend in Need from Europe

Many many years ago. My father in law started to think and say that there was an angry mob out there who wanted to chase his family, abduct or poison them. As he used to be a physician his children, including my wife, eventually started to believe him. He was well in his 60s, so …

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