Andrea Aleksandrova expresses concerns about Sheila Wray Gregoire's "Great Sex Rescue" research. Last week after Patrick Miller had expressed doubts about Sheila's research, Sheila challenged Patrick on Twitter. Patrick ended up apologising to Sheila. Andrea calls for an in-depth discussion about the claims Sheila is making. She also expresses concerns about how justice-loving people are responding.
Tag: protecting victims
John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.
Saiko Woods has interviewed me about the church's responsibility to respond to domestic abuse, and how John MacArthur and Grace Community Church (GCC) treated Eileen Gray and David Gray. In the interview, Saiko asked me six questions. I've put time stamps for where each question occurs in the video. What contributing factors were involved in… Continue reading John MacArthur’s bad shepherding and how churches respond to domestic abuse.
Don Hennessy on systemic abuse in Ireland
This post is about social workers and the justice system taking children of protective mothers. While it focuses on Ireland, we can all learn from it because the Irish Republic is not the only country where the system is set up to favour abusers. The Alliance of Birth Mothers Campaigning for Justice (ABC) is an… Continue reading Don Hennessy on systemic abuse in Ireland
Are you walking on eggshells?
If you feel like you are walking on eggshells... ....you may be suffering from domestic abuse, which is persistent or recurrent behaviour by an intimate partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological damage, or causes the victim to live in fear. It is not just marital conflict over particular issues (which can be conflict between… Continue reading Are you walking on eggshells?
Father-daughter incest: is it prohibited in the Bible? This is not a stupid question.
Leviticus has several verses that forbid father-daughter incest. Despite this, the ESV Study Bible's note on Leviticus 18:6-18 reads as follows (bold emphasis mine): These laws prohibit sexual relations (approach....to uncover nakedness), and therefore marriage, between people who are too closely related by blood (mother, sister, granddaughter, aunt) or by marriage (stepmother, stepsister, stepdaughter, stepgranddaughter,… Continue reading Father-daughter incest: is it prohibited in the Bible? This is not a stupid question.
Is the husband’s role parallel to that of God the Father, and the wife’s role parallel to that of God the Son?
(1 Corinthians 11:3) But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Professor Wayne Grudem interprets 1 Corinthians 11:3 as follows: just as the Father has authority over the Son in the Trinity, so the… Continue reading Is the husband’s role parallel to that of God the Father, and the wife’s role parallel to that of God the Son?
Joseph Tested His Brothers — Digest
Here are the six posts in my series Joseph Tested His Brothers. The story of Joseph testing his brothers illustrates how to test whether an abuser has truly reformed, and how to discern true reformation from pseudo-reformation. 1. Joseph tested his brothers by falsely accusing them 2. The second test Joseph gave his brothers 3. Reconciled with… Continue reading Joseph Tested His Brothers — Digest