Divorce and Remarriage: Barb’s talk to a church Sunday School class
I visited Ps Jeff Crippen and his wife recently and was asked to speak to the Sunday School Class (adults & older children) at Jeff’s church.
You can listen to my talk about about (1) my experience of domestic abuse, (2) how I came to write Not Under Bondage, and (3) Divorce and Remarriage, 1 Corinthians 7:15; 5:11; and Malachi 2:16.
Bear in mind that this church is a lot more aware of the issue of domestic abuse than most churches are. In 2010 Jeff preached 21 sermons on The Psychology and Methods of Sin using many illustrations from the realm of domestic abuse. He included in his sermons extracts from secular authors who specialise in domestic abuse, such of Lundy Bancroft, and experts in sociopathy and manipulative people, such as George Simon Jnr.
So the church Jeff leads is much more open to this topic than most congregations would be. Hence, I was able to expound in more depth than I would normally be able to. Not that I get invited to speak in many churches. In fact, this was the first time I was invited to speak to a church congregation – though I have been invited to speak at a few other venues such as a conference on women’s ministry.
The congregation at Jeff’s church opened their arms and their hearts to me, bless them all.