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“Clueless” by David Cox

I reckon I will never forget how I found Megan (now my lovely wife) and her children (now my sweet children, too) about a year ago when I went to Nebraska to fetch them. The year prior, Megan had fled an abusive husband who managed to suck all the hope, health, esteem, life and peace out of her life and the lives of …

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Rationalization as it Relates to an Abuser in Ministry

A friend writes: In my first marriage, I had a very difficult time getting others to see the reasons behind why my husband would treat me so poorly. He was terribly neglectful, although I could not have known to use that word, yet. He worked long hours and went to seminary (of course, I did …

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Signs Your Husband May Be Addicted to Pornography – By Wendell

Many thanks to Wendell and to his wife for being willing to share the following story with us and for offering their help.   *** Deborah’s excellent post on her experiences of abuse struck a chord with me, not because I have been abused by my wife (I haven’t) but because I saw many signs of …

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A Woman in the Mirror: A Survivor Story

The following account is an excerpt from the decades of an abusive marriage this lady endured.  We greatly appreciate her opening up her story for all of us: We were in love, or so I thought he loved me. I now realize that he truly didn’t love me, even at the beginning. I did love …

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Differences Between an Abusive Wife and an Abusive Husband: Our Story

Saturday, I sat down with a friend to talk about our different experiences in our former abusive marriages. “Chris” was married to an abusive woman for 25 years while I was married to an abusive man for 12 years. We both wanted to discover what similarities and/or differences there were between our respective marriages.  This …

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Neglect as a form of abuse

Jeff S, a male survivor who recently joined our blogging community, has thought a lot about neglect as a form of abuse. We invited him to write a guest post about it and here’s what he wrote: *** [October 21, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the …

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What About Passive Abuse?

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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