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Thursday Thought — Mending the Soul by Stephen Tracy

Because our Resource pages are extensive we have decided to occasionally use the Thursday Thought post to highlight a Resource.  Today’s highlight is Steven Tracy’s, Mending the Soul:  Understanding and Healing Abuse [affiliate link*]. While not specific to domestic abuse, it is nevertheless very useful for understanding the dynamics of abuse in general.  Pastor Crippen has these comments …

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Is judging a sin?

I have been pondering the “judge” term as it’s used in our culture. I think we fear committing the sin of judging. But is it the judging we are supposed to avoid — the evaluating a person’s actions and determining if they are right or wrong? I don’t think it is. I think what we …

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Thursday Thought — Step 1 in Trauma Recovery: Establishing Safety

It is exceedingly difficult for abuse victims to give up their defense mechanism and come alive to healthy intimacy when their safety is still threatened. Powerlessness makes deadness and denial extremely enticing — particularly for those who have experienced chronic abuse.  Thus, the first step in trauma recovery is establishing safety. It’s hard for those …

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Prayerfully Hand Shame Back to the Abuser

One of the most empowering things an abuser survivor can do is to prayerfully hand shame back to his or her abuser.  Theologians rarely discuss this concept, but it’s a frequent biblical theme.  Biblical writers often asked God to shame their abusive enemies. [*see below for scripture references].  Most likely, this meant asking God to …

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Abuse and Submission: We Have Gone Very, Very Wrong

1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV (3)  But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. If anyone thought that this post was going to be about how those “horrid radical feminists” have attacked and maligned the …

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Resources on headship, submission and family values

These are not newly published resources, but they have been newly added to our page What Headship and Submission Do Not Mean. The first article is Headship with a Heart: How Biblical Patriarchy Actually Prevents Abuse, by Steven Tracy. An intriguing title, isn’t it? The second article is The Culture Wars Over “Family Values”: Are …

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