A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

My abuser says I am the abuser!

If I call out the abuser for his abusive accusations, am I not also an accuser? Yes; but there is a difference between an unjust accusation and a justified accusation. An accusation is justified when the person being accused has merited that accusation by his behavior. Here are some examples: police prosecutors justly accuse someone of crime when they are confident that person has …

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Conspiracy theory or conspiracy fact?

Many people scoff at conspiracy theorists, and with the variety of nutters this fallen world contains there is much to scoff at in many conspiracy theories. But the Bible says conspiracies really do exist. Here is one passage from the Old Testament. Jeremiah 11:9-14 Again the LORD said to me, “A conspiracy exists among the men of Judah …

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Contriving a test to probe whether a hardened heart has repented (Is it always sinful to tell an untruth? — Part 3)

If a person has demonstrated a pattern of maliciously endangering others — and perhaps time has now passed and the wicked person may have reformed — it is wise to probe and test that person’s heart before making oneself vulnerable to them.  Is there any softening? Are there indications of genuine repentance? Can this person now be trusted? Have they somehow lost their interest or …

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Respecting & Listening to Victims of Violence — a handbook from Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

Do you want to be able to support victims of family violence? This excellent handbook will show you how — and it’s also a worthwhile read for victim-survivors. Respecting & Listening to Victims of Violence explains how to talk with victims in respectful ways — ways that will really help women who are being abused by their partners.  NB: the …

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Translation of Doug Wilson’s Open Letter… on Steven Sitler (by Ellie)

This zinger of a post by Ellie hits Doug Wilson’s minimising and excuse-making out past Pluto! Translation of Doug Wilson’s Open Letter… on Steven Sitler We just had to share it; but please do not comment on it here — we want to encourgage people to comment on the original at Ellie’s blog.

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When is it okay to not tell the truth? — (Is it always sinful to tell an untruth?, Part 2)

It is our duty to obey God’s laws, but each specific duty is not to be done on every occasion. It is our duty to obey the ninth commandment — You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  …You shall not lie to one another. You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane …

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