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

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… Continue reading A Story About a Man and a Dog

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

The Believer’s Attitude Toward Single Mothers

In this current political and economic climate, it has become a national past-time 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)… Continue reading The Believer’s Attitude Toward Single Mothers

Interview with Catherine DeLoach Lewis (part 2)

In Part Two of my interview with Catherine DeLoach Lewis, I asked her about co-dependency, 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. * * *… Continue reading Interview with Catherine DeLoach Lewis (part 2)

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

[October 30, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Note from Barb: Friend in Need does not speak English as his mother tongue, so I have helped him with English spelling and sentence structure. *** Many many years… Continue reading A male survivor’s story — by Friend in Need from Europe

The idolatry of marriage – the church is putting marriage on a pedestal

[July 19, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] This hymn was sung recently in a church service I attended. I don't like the hymn much because it seems almost like idolatry of the Cross — the piece… Continue reading The idolatry of marriage – the church is putting marriage on a pedestal