A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

The fear of the LORD

Here is a what the Book of Proverbs has to say about the fear of the Lord. Some of the passages are very familiar; others might surprise you. The over-emphasis given to some and the under-emphasis given to others tells us a lot about the state of the church. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, …

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Domestic Abusers and Demonization

This query from Sunshine was submitted in a comments thread (link). We are making it a stand-alone post as from my observation, the question or possibility of the abuser being demonized — influenced and to some degree under the power or control of a demon or demons — is an important issue for some survivors of domestic abuse. …

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Psalm 119 has a lot in it for survivors of abuse

Here are some gems from Psalm 119 53 Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.  69-70 The insolent smear me with lies,  but with my whole heart I keep your precepts; their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law. 78 Let the insolent be put to shame, because …

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The Bible DOES allow divorce for domestic abuse

I believe the Bible allows divorce for domestic abuse and the key text for this is 1 Corinthians 7:15.  But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. For God has called us to peace. This verse has been generally assumed to relate to …

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Psalm 109 — Prayer against an Enemy

Psalm 109, Holman Christian Standard Bible For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. 1 God of my praise, do not be silent. 2 For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues. 3 They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause. 4 In return for my love they accuse me, …

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Why an abuser cannot be a Christian — a digest of articles at A Cry For Justice

We know that pastors are busy people, so to help them we’ve compiled this list of our best posts on why an abuser cannot be a Christian. And at the end of the list there are a few posts about what to do about it. Truth and lies, light and darkness, cannot co-exist What is a Christian (And Why this …

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