UPDATE Sept 2021: Barbara Roberts has 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… Continue reading The sins of some people are conspicuous. The sins of others appear later—Rev Iain Campbell being an example.
Tag: Thursday Thought
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Is animal abuse an indicator of domestic violence?
The rates of co-occurrence between domestic violence and animal abuse reported varied between 25% and 86%. Furthermore, children who were abused, exposed to domestic violence, or animal abuse were at risk of developing criminal behavior. [Excerpt from the abstract of 'The connection between animal abuse and interpersonal violence: A review from the veterinary perspective." Science… Continue reading Is animal abuse an indicator of domestic violence?
Thursday Thought — New Resource items on Sexual Abuse and Pornography
We have added four new items to our resources pages: Sexual Abuse and Training Materials. These items are for women who discover their partner is using child exploitation material. The new items are listed below with a brief explanation. *** These three resources are from secular sources Rosie Batty's discovery of ex-partner's child porn… Continue reading Thursday Thought — New Resource items on Sexual Abuse and Pornography
Thursday Thought — How can I tell Whom to Trust?
When deciding whom to trust, bear in mind that the combination of consistently bad or egregiously inadequate behavior with frequent plays for your pity is as close to a warning mark on a conscienceless person's forehead as you will ever be given. A person whose behavior includes both of these features is not necessarily a… Continue reading Thursday Thought — How can I tell Whom to Trust?
Thursday Thought — The Deadly Combination of Ignorance and Arrogance
Why do churches pour salt into the wound of those [domestic abuse victims] who are the most wounded? First is the very real possibility that a given church is swarming with wolves in sheep's clothing. No Christians want to believe that this is true of their own church, but God has told us in His Word… Continue reading Thursday Thought — The Deadly Combination of Ignorance and Arrogance
Thursday Thought — “Everyone Needs to Look at Their Part”
Our society is replete with philosophies that say that when something bad happens between two people, they have each played a part in why the injurious interaction occurred. Many self-help books teach readers to assume that they have "co-created" any emotional wound that happens to them. Therapists are fond of saying, "Let's look at what… Continue reading Thursday Thought — “Everyone Needs to Look at Their Part”
Thursday Thought — The Cycle of Abuse
In his book, Unholy Charade: Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church [Affiliate link], Pastor Crippen describes each phase of the cycle of abuse. Understanding each phase and how they work in sequence may help victims be able to avoid or lessen the confusion that abusers want to create. The buy-back Some people call this the… Continue reading Thursday Thought — The Cycle of Abuse