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

Monthly Archives: December, 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. Our blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to …

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New Beginnings: A Song for the Survivor

This song is by JeffS, our resident composer.  Click on the link to hear it. The lyrics are printed as well so you can follow along as you listen. This is a good song to enter into the New Year with!  Thanks JeffS! Song for the Survivor This road has been too long And the …

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Pregnancy and Birth – how domestic abuse can affect these special times

Recently in the post Crocodile Tears, some survivors started mentioning how their abusers had treated them during pregnancy and birth. From my reading, this is not uncommon. The secular domestic violence literature  and statistical research shows that domestic abuse often starts or get worse during pregnancy. And I’ve heard a few horror stories of abusers grossly mistreating …

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Abuse in Adventism: Ellen G. White Was (and Is) No Friend of Abuse Victims

Ellen G. White has been affirmed by the Seventh-Day Adventists as recently as 2010 as being inspired by God.  Here it is straight from the SDA’s official website: Resolution on the Spirit of Prophecy We, the delegates to the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, Georgia, acknowledge with gratitude the continuing contribution to the Seventh-day …

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Crocodile Tears

I am halfway through Martha Stout’s The Sociopath Next Door [*affiliate link].  Normally, I fly through books but this one . . . I read in small doses. Besides creeping me out a little bit, it is too shocking; too full of “a-ha!” moments; too eye-opening. Every page astounds me. How did I not know …

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Allowing For Divorce Is Not Enough

One of the big issues we are taking on here at ACFJ is those churches who disallow divorce in the case of abuse. Jeff C brings this up often and it remains his sticking point (rightly so) with many pastors and teachers. The notion of asking an abuse victim to remain bound to an abuser …

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