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

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Since the Fall, men have been sinfully disposed to oppress women — but this doesn’t mean women must remain in abusive marriages.

This post is a coda to my 2-part series on the woman’s desire in Genesis 3:16. (Part 1  Part 2) Recently I presented my understanding of Genesis 3:16 , which is Part 2 in my series on the woman’s desire, and I summarized my interpretation like this: After the Fall, woman would desire to be cherished by her husband; but rather than cherishing and …

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God only did one counseling session with Cain

The Bible does not show that Christians ought to spend a long time working with abusers calling them to account and educating them on how they should think and behave. God only did a single short counseling session with Cain. He did not take a therapeutic approach by gently inviting Cain to explore his emotions, thoughts and …

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Church discipline and church permission for divorce – how my mind has changed

When I wrote Not Under Bondage, I emphasized the application of Matthew 18 for cases of domestic abuse. Here in a nutshell is what I said about this in the first edition of Not Under Bondage. If an abuser is a professing Christian, the victim of abuse should try to follow the steps of Matthew …

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Good Friday meditation

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, let …

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