A Cry For Justice

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

Monthly Archives: September, 2013

The Believer’s Attitude Toward Single Mothers

In this current political and economic climate, it has become a national pasttime to point fingers at whichever class of society we feel is the source of all of our hardships. Depending on our political persuasions, we are either inclined to point fingers at society’s “irresponsible dregs” (i.e. – everyone on welfare, especially single mothers) …

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Are You a Practical Heretic?

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked …

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Regarding My Divorce: I Don’t Want Grace, I Want Love

Let me start off by saying, when I say “I don’t want grace”, I do NOT mean it in the overarching sense of my faith. I NEED grace. I depend on grace. Every moment of every day is only possible because of grace. That statement “I don’t want grace, I want love” is about my …

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The gratuitous “I didn’t . . . ” — a verbal tactic of the abuser

In a case that happened several months ago in my home state of Victoria, Australia, a father of four was accused of three counts of rape and one of murder of a woman whom he did not previously know. While shedding crocodile tears during the police interview, he used a red-flag phrase. He gratuitously stated …

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Jezebel as a Picture of Abuse

Recently, Barbara was presented with a question about the “Jezebel Spirit”, specifically whether it applies only to women. In the ensuing internal discussion, we bandied back and forth about how to handle this subject as the original question raised a lot more questions. What exactly is the “Jezebel Spirit”?  Is it an issue for women …

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Should Christians Use Secular Sources for Help with Abuse?

Recently one of our ACFJ team members found a review of our book, A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church [*affiliate link].  The review was written by a pastor out in Montana (lucky guy!) who had received a copy from a church member. He did a very good job and …

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