A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law

Psalm 119:121-36 121 I have done what is just and right;     do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Give your servant a pledge of good;     let not the insolent oppress me. 123 My eyes long for your salvation     and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,     and teach …

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Oppressed by the Wicked but Rejoicing in the Lord — Psalm 64

HCSB God, hear my voice when I complain. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the scheming of wicked people, from the mob of evildoers, 3 who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows, 4 shooting from concealed places at the innocent. They shoot at him suddenly and …

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How God empowers us to respond to the grievous truth

Ezekiel 2:1-3:15 And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to …

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Is there biblical grounds for divorcing an abuser? — Eternity magazine

Eternity, a magazine published by the Bible Society of Australia and widely read by Australian Christians, has published Barbara Robert’s article Is there biblical grounds for divorcing an abuser? We mentioned this on our Facebook page yesterday, but since not all of our readers follow our FB page we wanted to let you know here …

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The lips and thoughts of my assailants are against me all the day long — Lamentations 3

I have been hunted like a bird     by those who were my enemies without cause;  they flung me alive into the pit     and cast stones on me; water closed over my head;     I said, ‘I am lost.’  I called on your name, O Lord,     from the depths of the pit; you heard my plea, ‘Do …

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The abuser’s deceptive way of asking questions; and Jesus’ shrewd use of questions to stymie the wicked

Telling the truth is central to Christianity. In the lead-up to my conversion, God pricked me multiple times about how I was a liar and I had to stop doing it.  Buckling on the belt of truth is the first step in donning the armor of God.  If we don’t put on truth, the rest of the armor will be of little use. … take up the whole …

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