Why would I keep writing about Josh Butler and Beautiful Union when most people who were talking about it have moved on? I will keep writing on Butler because I believe that Butler's thesis greatly enables men who abuse their long-term female intimate partners, and this fact has not been sufficiently attended to yet by… Continue reading The neglect of intimate partner abuse in the advocacy community (Butler series part 2)
Tag: Spiritual abuse
An abuse survivor’s poetic critique of Josh Butler’s “Beautiful Union”
A poetic 'sensitivity review' of Josh Butler's "Beautiful Union: How God's Vision for Sex Points Us to the Good, Unlocks the True, and (sort of) Explains Everything". PS. it's a terrible book. Josh is entranced by flights of fancy, sacred temple conjugal blooms— "the generous sacrifice" by men who orgasms seed hospitable wombs.
John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
John Street is an Elder at John MacArthur's church and a professor of biblical counseling at The Master’s University and Seminary. In his sermon The Emotionally Abusive Marriage, he sets up a rigid dichotomy: Fearlessness = godliness. Protecting yourself = worldliness. (time mark 1:26:50) The effect God's grace has in our lives is that of… Continue reading John MacArthur’s church Elder & Professor of Biblical Counseling assumes that all Elders will shepherd well
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.
John MacArthur publicly shamed and ex-communicated a mother for refusing to reconcile with her abusive husband
John MacArthur's sins are in the news again. And he has not repented. This time he has been exposed for how he and Grace Community Church abused a woman for refusing to reconcile with her abusive husband. Note: This post has been updated by adding extra links in the Further Reading and Viewing section at… Continue reading John MacArthur publicly shamed and ex-communicated a mother for refusing to reconcile with her abusive husband
James Dobson’s article “A Violent Spouse”
What is wrong with James Dobson's reply to this letter from an abused wife? I invite my readers to analyse and critique the advice Dobson gives. Note: Dobson's article was published at his blog in 2015. It appears to have been scrubbed from his site now, but it can be found in the Internet Archive… Continue reading James Dobson’s article “A Violent Spouse”
Tillamook testimony concerning Jeff Crippen
Tillamook Speaks presents witness / survivor testimony from someone who used to belong to Jeff Crippen's church in Tillamook. It is published by Sister, who is a regular commenter here. The Tillamook survivor, "Chris" (a pseudonym), contacted Sister and myself. Sister and I know Chris's real name but at Chris's request we are not disclosing… Continue reading Tillamook testimony concerning Jeff Crippen