A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

What does Dallas Theological Seminary say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse? (continued)

Here is the rest of my critique of the DTS panel discussion on divorce for domestic abuse. I hope you find it helpful. [You can find the earlier part of my critique here.]  We are picking up the video at the 16:14 mark. Darrell Bock: Okay, well we’re now to the last section of the video …

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What does Dallas Theological Seminary say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse?

What Does The Bible Say about Divorce and Redemption in Cases of Spousal Abuse? is Part Two of the Dallas Theological Seminary video podcast series on domestic abuse. DTS created the series as a basic introduction to the larger topic of domestic abuse for students and alumni, as well any one else who might find it useful.  [Here is my …

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The agony of handing your kids over to an abuser

At the I Will Stand page on Facebook there is a post which all parents who have to hand their kids to abusers will identify with. Why do they have to do this? Because of Family Court Orders. AARGH! Apologies for the double postings today. I know . . . I don’t always stick to our policy. …

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Breaking news: Doug Phillips’ victim files lawsuit against Phillips and Vision Forum.

Lourdes Torres, Alleged Victim in the Doug Phillips (Vision Forum) Sex Abuse Scandals Files Lawsuit This has just been published at Spiritual Sounding Board, Julie Anne Smith’s blog. It will be of interest to any readers who: are victims of spiritual and/or sexual abuse — it will encourage you to see how a victim has had the …

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A fundamental misdiagnosis of the abuser’s problem? — an example from Dallas Theological Seminary

Spousal Abuse: A Christian Response to Abusive Relationships is a video podcast made by Dallas Theological Seminary. Readers may remember that John Dyer gave us the link to this video when he was responding to our Review of “Sexual Issues” – A Really Bad Book for Pastoral Training. The video is part one of a two-part series which is meant …

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Total Depravity Of . . . The Saints?

the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. (James 1:25 ESV) When victims of domestic abuse disclose to a pastor that their mate is abusive, some pastors respond like this: “Total depravity …

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