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

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Violence against women and mental health

a) Male abuse and violence against women b) Mental health and mental illness These are big topics which intersect in complex ways. Violence against women and mental health is a research paper that examines the way that mental health intersects with trauma, complex trauma, disability, coercive control, access to justice and parenting. The paper is …

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What is the best way to interact with an abuser when you have to? Shared parenting with an abuser.

This question came in from a reader: The court has ordered me and my ex to do shared parenting. And the judge is telling us that we are both at fault for our issues, that our arguments were concerning to her, and we should be ashamed of ourselves. What is the best way to interact with the …

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The Patriarchal Father as Idol god

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:21) I have known the family members — wives and children — of patriarchal men. Men who parade as eminent Christians. Men who have been taught and who believe that they are the “priests” of their home. And I have experienced the frustration and grief of being rejected …

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One Son’s Journey to Seeing the Truth about his Abusive Father

Children, teens, and adult children often have problems due to domestic abuse. Sometimes the kids blame the protective (non-abusive) parent. Sometimes they feel their life is wrecked because their parents divorced. Quite often the abusive parent turns the kids against the abused parent. Children can model themselves on the abuser, which abusers often encourage as it makes …

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A Story of Lifelong Abuse by a Narcissistic Parent — And the Path to Freedom

Here is the life story of one of our readers whose abuser has been, and remains, her mother. As we know, abusers/sociopaths/narcissists can effect their evil in other arenas besides a marriage. We greatly appreciate this lady’s willingness to share her story, heartache, and path to freedom with us in the hope that others will …

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Wise as Serpents: Innocent as Doves Does not Mean Ignorance of Evil (Part 10 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

Christians often equate being innocent of evil with being ignorant of evil. Our desire to come out from among evil and be separate from it, gets confused with being blind to that evil. And that ignorance of evil and its tactics are wrongly equated with achieving holiness. So when emissaries of the evil one come among …

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