What a week! The automatic spam filter used by WordPress suspended this blog for about 24 hours. I contacted WordPress to ask them why they had suspended the blog. Many hours later they emailed me saying it was an accident and they reinstated the blog. I've known for a long time that WordPress's spam filter… Continue reading This blog was accidentally suspended by WordPress
Is God gender biased? Does the Bible warn against men’s sexual sins more than women’s?
Does Scripture indicate that MEN are more prone to sexual sin than WOMEN? The sexual sins of both sexes are recounted in the Bible. Is God pointing the finger at one sex in particular? For those who are stuck in the sinkhole of sexual immorality, I urge you to read to the bottom of this… Continue reading Is God gender biased? Does the Bible warn against men’s sexual sins more than women’s?
Comforting My Church With the Comfort They Gave – by Julie Cleaveland
Julie Cleaveland was married to a very wicked man. When she sought help from her church, she got the usual bad treatments. She published this letter to her former church leaders to highlight the bias in their thinking. *** Dear Former Church Leaders, I was surprised to hear that your head pastor and you parted… Continue reading Comforting My Church With the Comfort They Gave – by Julie Cleaveland
Domestic & family violence survivors answer “Was it really that bad?” – from ABC TV Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZ0uTBnWPQ&list=PLsPVOdZ3LN6cVPxvVDcbd7YCofwx3gjrF&index=2&t=0s "Was it really that bad?" "What are the scars?" "Why didn't you leave?" Australia's ABC TV has been broadcasting a series called You Can't Ask That. The series is helping break down misinformation, false concepts and stereotypes. In this episode, survivors of domestic and family violence talk about their experiences. We hear from several… Continue reading Domestic & family violence survivors answer “Was it really that bad?” – from ABC TV Australia
Jesus wouldn’t treat Abused Christian Spouses as lower class people – from Hadassah’s Legacy
[Updated 08/26/20] While the Hadassah's Legacy website upon which this ACFJ blog post was based was active as of 08/26/20, the Hadassah's Legacy website owner informed ACFJ the website will, at some point, be taken offline. The link in this ACFJ blog post has been updated to reflect where the original Hadassah's Legacy link was… Continue reading Jesus wouldn’t treat Abused Christian Spouses as lower class people – from Hadassah’s Legacy
Protecting women from abuse. Has Exodus 21:10 been mistranslated in most English versions of the Bible?
The Old Testament sets down laws and precepts which were meant to protect women from abuse and mistreatment by powerful and callous men. One of those laws can be found in Exodus 21:7-11 which is about the rights of Hebrew girls or young women who were sold into indentured service by their fathers. Most English… Continue reading Protecting women from abuse. Has Exodus 21:10 been mistranslated in most English versions of the Bible?
3. Chris Moles gets the gender issues right in domestic abuse & Christianity
I honour Chris Moles for how he deals with the gender issues in domestic abuse. Here are five good things he says on gender and gender differences. 1. He says that men are much less likely than women to live in fear. He rightly points out that a man can do certain behaviors to his… Continue reading 3. Chris Moles gets the gender issues right in domestic abuse & Christianity