A Cry For Justice

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Author Archive: Jeff Crippen

The Lord Jesus Christ Offended the Pharisees — And He Still Does so Today

Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a …

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Thursday Thought — The Persistent Widow of Luke 18

Many of you have either been through the family court system (such a nice name, right?) or you are still enduring the suffering of that battleground. Not only at the hands of your abuser, but many times through the injustice of the court itself.  And so often these scenarios leave us all with a feeling …

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Keep Your Accusation Radar Up — It Detects Abusers

I have written on this subject before, just last September — but it comes around in my mind once more as 2015 begins. Here is a fact that will serve you well in helping identify and defend against an abuser: Abusers are accusers. A normal, healthy, safe relationship is not characterized by accusations. If someone is …

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Reformed Churches and Abuse Victims: A Researcher Wants to Hear from You

Dr. Valerie Hobbs has contacted us in regard to research she is doing on how abuse victims and abuse cases are being handled in Reformed churches. We agreed to post her request here. Tell your story to her (email her directly, don’t post it here). Perhaps her research will be another avenue of exposing what …

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Beware of the Scribes: They are Still With us Today

And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater …

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June Hunt’s booklet “Verbal and Emotional Abuse” is BAD

Ps Jeff Crippen’s review of Verbal & Emotional Abuse: Victory Over Verbal and Emotional Abuse, a booklet by June Hunt. Why is this book so bad and even harmful to abuse victims? 1. It gives way too wide of a definition of abuse and as a result ends up making recommendations that might work in a …

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