A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

Does the victim recognize the abusive patterns? Yes, and no. And then, by degrees, YES!

Does the victim recognize the abusive patterns? Depending what you mean by ‘recognise’ I think that question can be answered no, and yes, and both. Backstory: This post was prompted by something Darby Strickland said when explaining CCEF’s Counseling Abusive Marriages course. She said: “Until both spouses recognize the abusive patterns, counseling can actually perpetuate the problem.” …

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CCEF say that victims of abuse need redemption

Similarly, you should typically expect to find two sinners embroiled with each other, not one irredeemable monster oppressing one innocent victim who needs no redemption. The above sentence is by David Powlison, Paul David Tripp and Edward T Welch, men who are or have been leaders of CCEF — Christian Counseling Education Foundation. It is part of the …

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Academic Survey on Spiritual Abuse; and info wanted of organizations that serve victims of domestic abuse

Blog News: at Spiritual Sounding Board they are inviting people to participate in an academic survey on spiritual abuse help Brenda gather contact details for women’s centres, shelters and ministries that serve victims of domestic abuse, so she can offer these organizations copies of Not Under Bondage.  To inform Brenda about the contact details of shelters, domestic violence services, ministries or …

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God is against false shepherds

Ezekiel Chapter 34 The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord GOD: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe …

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Bondage & “Discipline”? Or Wings? — be blessed by a Give Her Wings gift

By Megan, from Give Her Wings  (condensed and reblogged) As the movie “50 Shades of Grey” hits the theaters our hearts at Give Her Wings are heavy. They are heavy because we stand for freedom . . . we stand for grace . . . we stand for what is good and lovely. And we stand for …

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They suppress the truth in unrighteousness

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18 NASB) The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness (NIV) This describes abusers so very very …

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