A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Jeff Crippen

A True Story of Redemption from the Pit of Abuse

This is the story of one of our newer readers at ACFJ. She graciously gave us permission to publish it as a means of encouraging and helping others dealing with abuse, including the abuse at the hands of their church. Many blessings in Christ upon her and her family! This is her story. As you …

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This is BAD – Really, Really Bad – “A Christian Wife’s Marriage Catechism”

Yes, it is Tuesday, our off day when we do not normally publish a blog post. However, this matter deserves some “emergency” attention. This is one of the clearest examples of a pastor creating his own traditions and pawning them off onto God’s people as the Word of God. We need to protest this kind …

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Abusers Expose Themselves: Some Early Warning Signs to Watch for

This post is written mostly from personal experience. It addresses a topic that generally leads me to start talking to myself:  “Jeff, how could you have been so stupid? Why didn’t you realize what that person was a long, long time ago?” You know that kind of self-talk I bet. But I think that we …

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You Gotta Have Faith to Discern Good from Evil

[The following is excerpted from today's sermon (July 6, 2014) at Christ Reformation Church. You may listen to or read the entire sermon at sermonaudio.com/crc] Faith is the means by which we overcome the world, by which we resolve to not love the world, by which we have eyes to see that the world is …

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EMDR— a therapy for the trigger reactions of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

This post was contributed by one of our readers.  Many thanks to her! How many times have we heard people say that any form of psychology is wrong for Christians? Can you count how many times you have heard that? I myself have lost count. Being told that, however, did cause me great confusion, because …

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Putting the “Gossip” Accusation to Rest Once and For All

1Co 1:11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. If you have had the misfortune of being targeted by the religious abuser, there is little doubt that the subject of this post is familiar to you. “Pious” abusers love to use the gossip tactic …

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