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Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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Comforting My Church With the Comfort They Gave – by Julie Cleaveland

Julie Cleaveland was married to a very wicked man. When she sought help from her church, she got the usual bad treatments. She published this letter to her former church leaders to highlight the bias in their thinking. Dear Former Church Leaders, I was surprised to hear that your head pastor and you parted ways …

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Suicide Prevention

If you have ever felt suicidal, dear reader, what strategies have you used to avoid ending your life? Maybe by sharing our experiences we can help others. Helovesme said: I tried to kill myself because I had been abused for so long, and I couldn’t take it anymore. The Lord used it to get a …

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11 Chris Moles discredits and mislabels victims of domestic abuse

Chris disapproves of survivors having a victim identity or victim-hood status. He conveys the idea that victims are somehow wrong to be so aware of their victim-hood. It’s an interesting thing in the victim-care work, that many victims’ identity will be so tied to their victim-hood status. And one of the things biblical counselors have …

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Let The Church Be The Church Again – a reblog from Lori Anne Thompson

Let The Church be The Church again. Let it be the dream it was meant to be. Let it be where the people come who are in pain, Seeking a safe place where they themselves can be.   (The Church was never The Church to me…)   Let The Church be the family that the …

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True vision and true blindness. Do you know Jesus?

Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth. Some of the man’s neighbours—people who had known him as a blind person for all his life—were doubting and suspicious. In their unbelief they brought the man to the religious leaders (Pharisees) for assessment and verification of the ‘right way’ to interpret this strange event. …

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Re-offending: the increasingly dangerous culminating phase in male intimate abuse (Don Hennessy series part 6)

The skilled offender becomes progressively more abusive the longer he maintains control over his target woman. This is a truth universally acknowledged by those who have professional or long-term personal experience in the dynamics of domestic abuse. For their hearts are like an oven As they approach their plotting; Their anger smolders all night, In the morning it …

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