Rebecca Davis asked a good question: Do you know anyone who grew up in a home that claimed to be a "Biblical patriarchal" home that was happy and healthy, with parents who loved and respected each other and in which the children grew up to be whole and well-functioning adults? Rebecca asked this question on… Continue reading Have there been any “Biblical Patriarchy” homes that have been healthy?
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… Continue reading Violence against women and mental health
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… Continue reading What is the best way to interact with an abuser when you have to? Shared parenting with an abuser.
The Patriarchal Father as Idol god
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,… Continue reading The Patriarchal Father as Idol god
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… Continue reading One Son’s Journey to Seeing the Truth about his Abusive Father
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… Continue reading A Story of Lifelong Abuse by a Narcissistic Parent — And the Path to Freedom
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… Continue reading Wise as Serpents: Innocent as Doves Does not Mean Ignorance of Evil (Part 10 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)