A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Jeff Crippen

Thoughts from Psalm 56 for this Lord’s Day

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. When I am …

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Let’s Put This “But he hasn’t physically abused you” Nonsense to Rest Once and For All

Listen to these far too common words from a pastor to an abused wife who has gone to him for help. The abuse has occurred for decades, habitually, without repentance: From what I have been told, you have suggested that your husband’s looking at inappropriate images on the internet is adultery,  but he has not …

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Lessons on Abuse and Trauma from Pol Pot the Tyrant

Pol Pot was a Cambodian Hitler, a psychopath who wormed his way into power in the post-Vietnam-War era. You have probably seen documentaries and movies and read books on The Killing Fields where some two million people were slaughtered. You’ve got the same cruel mess up in North Korea now at the hands of the …

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He Wants a List and He’s Checking it Twice: But it Won’t do Any Good!

Here are some great insights from one of our readers. She is in an abuse survivor’s group and shares with us from one of the recent sessions. It will sound very familiar to many of you. Here she is: I have been thinking about lists.  Every single one of us in our abuse survivors’ group …

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“Give us Barabbas!” — When the Wicked are Chosen and the Righteous Rejected

Matthew 27:21-23 The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.” Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”  And he said, “Why, what evil has he done?” …

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Wising Up to the Abuser’s “Christian” Facade

2Th 3:1-2  Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. Wicked and evil men. We need to be delivered from them. But who are they? What …

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