A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

“A Cry For Justice” — a book review by Ps Shane Lems

Why The Church Covers Up Abuse is Ps Shane Lems’ review of the book A Cry For Justice.   I know I said we wouldn’t be publishing a post this Sunday because I mistakenly published one yesterday. . . but this is a little bonus. I hope some of our readers comment at Shane’s post, as I …

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1 Peter 3:6 — Sarah’s children do what is right and do not give way to fear

Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. (KJV) like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. (NIV) as …

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Financial abuse from intimate partners — a lament, stories and tips to protect oneself

Proverbs 13:23  The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.  28:3  A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. 28:24  Whoever robs his father or his mother [and by extension any family member whom he has a duty of …

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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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