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SBC’s ChurchCares Program Digest

In 2019, the SBC produced its ChurchCares Program. I wrote five posts about it. Here they are for ready reference. 1. Churchcares.com – the SBC’s plan to equip churches to respond to abuse (focuses on Chris Moles) 2. Darby Strickland is raising awareness about domestic abuse, but… 3. Diane Langberg is advocating for abuse victims, …

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“Leave the choice to divorce to the victim,” says the SBC’s Church Cares curriculum.

The Church Cares video curriculum produced by the SBC has said something rather stunning about divorce. Near the end of lesson 10, “Pastoral Care and Correction for an Abuser,” Brad Hambrick says: “We do not view prolonged separation or divorce as worse than refusing to change abusive behaviours.” That is good news. But there’s something …

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Leslie Vernick – various responses that domestic abuse victims have to her work. (5th & final in series on SBC’s ChurchCares program)

Some victims of domestic abuse find Leslie Vernick’s work helpful; others find it confusing and even dangerous. To illustrate the range of responses that victims have to Leslie’s work, I will be quoting from their comments. Most of my quotes will be excerpts from victims’ comments and I will give links to their original comments …

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Why I publish my concerns about various abuse advocates (part 4 of series on ChurchCares)

You may be wondering why I am publicly articulating my concerns about various abuse advocates. I have searched my heart and don’t think I’m motivated by self conceit or sour grapes or a desire to be combative. And I certainly don’t do it because I relish being reprimanded on social media! I do it because …

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Darby Strickland is raising awareness about domestic abuse, but… (pt 2 of series on the Church Cares program)

Darby Strickland is helping awaken the church to abuse issues. She is one of the teachers in the free videos which are soon to come out from Church Cares – the SBC’s attempt to start educating the church about how to identify and respond to abuse. In Part 1 of this series I praised the …

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Churchcares.com – the SBC’s plan to equip churches to respond to abuse (Part 1, Chris Moles)

The SBC is preparing a video-based curriculum called “Becoming a Church that Cares Well for Abuse”. The teaching team they have chosen includes Chris Moles, Leslie Vernick, Darby Strickland and Diane Langberg.  I have mixed feelings about this. The primary focus of churchcares.com appears to be sexual abuse, but domestic abuse is being covered as …

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