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Tag Archives: Not Under Bondage (book)

The tangled mess of mistaken notions about what the Bible teaches on divorce

The tangled mess of mistaken notions about the doctrine of divorce is truly a gigantic knot. It takes a lot of untying to get it correct. And most professing Christians, in my observation, are still carrying around at least one but probably several false notions about divorce doctrine. The false notions prop each other up …

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Instone-Brewer’s views on divorce compared to mine: Part 1, appreciations & agreements

I have been pretty silent on my view on Instone-Brewer’s work up till now, because compared to most other writers on divorce, he is excellent. So why am I now speaking up? Because one of our readers said — I am curious as to your views and differences with Instone-Brewer’s book. I felt a lot of his …

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Blog News: Gift Books offer

Update 2 Nov 2021  We used to offer certain books as gifts to cash-strapped survivors. Unfortunately, we can no longer do this. The reason is that Amazon has made it impossible for Barb (in Australia) to buy a book and get Amazon to ship it to another country. The post below has been left intact …

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Gift books for cash-strapped victims of domestic abuse: Why Does He Do That, and Not Under Bondage

Update 2 Nov 2021  We used to offer certain books as gifts to cash-strapped survivors. Unfortunately, we can no longer do this. The reason is that Amazon has made it impossible for Barb (in Australia) to buy a book and get Amazon to ship it to another country. The post below has been left intact …

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True or False? “Jesus speaks of divorce being permissible, and his reason for such is that our hearts can be hard.”

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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Remarriage after divorcing an abuser — in a nutshell 

Am I allowed to remarry after having divorced an abusive spouse? The short answer is YES. I will now present my argument for that. The argument summarised below is fully explained, with scholarly citations, in my book Not Under Bondage. 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 (ESV) [10] To the married I give this charge (not I, but …

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