A Cry For Justice

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

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

[June 30, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] 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 …

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

[May 31, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] UPDATE Feb 2022 After considering all the comments made on this post, including those from Joshua Kaus and Judy Hegstrom, I have made alterations to this post. Things I …

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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

UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, …

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Celebrate Recovery – a commendation by a survivor of domestic abuse

[November 21, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] One of our readers, Lynette D, has very kindly sent us this piece about Celebrate Recovery. *** Celebrate Recovery [Internet Archive link]1 is a group similar the AA program …

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