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Church apologies are getting old. It’s wise to be cynical about church abuse-awareness programs.

Don’t get too excited if a church apologises to abuse victims and runs an ‘awareness program’ about abuse. This post is a head’s up to those who might be getting hopeful about the churches that are running ‘abuse awareness programs’ these days. It is a re-working of an old post of mine. First I’m going …

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Paul Hegstrom and Life Skills International — an organization we are reluctant to endorse

Paul Hegstrom was an abusive husband and father.  His pattern of abuse and reactive behavior drove him to divorce his wife, abandon his children and nearly lose his life.  He has since made a complete recovery, remarried his wife and restored his family.¹   The life story of Paul & Judy Hegstrom was the storyline …

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A Story of Freedom — By Bekah Mason

We are grateful and honored to have permission to publish Bekah Mason’s post (originally published on Give Her Wings).  Bekah and Kat are two women who were more than happy to dedicate a few days to aid in the rescue of “Overcoming” (alias) and her daughter from an oppressive family. Overcoming had left an abusive …

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Shelters

Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan, because of the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they drop trouble upon me, and in anger they …

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Abuse and Hope: The Bride of Christ as Fire Ants

1 Kings 19:9-10 ESV (9)  There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (10)  He said, “I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of …

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Celebrate Recovery – a commendation by a survivor of domestic abuse

One of our readers, Lynette D, has very kindly sent us this piece about Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a group similar the AA and other who use the twelve steps for recovery. We also use eight biblical principles that correspond. We deal with all sorts of issues, such as codependency, drugs and alcohol, anger, …

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