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Jesus preached repentance, the heart of the gospel – a sermon by Jimmy Hinton

  So many us survivors of abuse are lonely, sad and grieving at this season; we feel like we don’t fit in with the happy holiday celebrations. And if we have participated in the festivities, we felt like we had to put on a mask. This sermon by Jimmy Hinton won’t require you to keep …

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Was Paul an abuser before he was converted?

[July 18, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Prior to his conversion, Paul was on a religious crusade to crush the idea that this dead guy Jesus was the Messiah. Paul thought that idea was blasphemous to God, …

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I would love to reconcile with my dad. But I need to see repentance.

I grew up in a Christian home. I should clarify, my mother’s faith was always an inspiration to me, but all I saw with my father’s so-called faith was hypocrisy and using the Bible as a weapon against others. Then one day, my mother came to me weeping over my father’s actions towards her. She …

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A letter of confession which a victim would really want to receive

If only Andy Savage had written this to Jules Woodson, but he didn’t. This fictional letter is what Dr Julia Dahl thinks Andy Savage should have written to Jules. Although it’s only a made-up letter, I believe our readers will find it helpful in their own journey of recovery. While reading it I felt how …

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Well-crafted damage control or Repentance?

A great quote from our GEMS page: Well-crafted damage control is not repentance. It takes discernment to know the difference. by Garris Elkins

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What about forgiveness? — a new FAQ

What about forgiveness? The twisting of the biblical doctrine of forgiveness is one of the most common means used to keep a victim in her abusive situation.  Barbara Roberts has compiled a real gold mine of posts on the subject of forgiveness.  We encourage you to search and study them carefully. All of our FAQ …

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