A Cry For Justice

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

Blog News

It has been three months since we overhauled our Resources page.  We hope you have had a chance to look it over and are finding it easier to navigate.  We would like to make you aware of some items we’ve added to our Resources plus some additions to the website.  Here’s what’s new…

Resources

Books:
Birthright: Christian, Do You Know Who You Are? by David Needham
Physical Abuser’s and Sexual Offenders: Forensic and Clinical Strategies by Scott Johnson
Shame and Guilt: Masters of Disguise by Jane Middelton-Moz
Too Late to Say Goodbye by Ann Rule
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman

Online Resources:
Church Positions on Domestic Abuse:  PDF of Ps Crippen’s Open Letter from a Pastor to Pastors.
Legal Issues:  Three articles about the legalities of recording conversations.
Safety Planning:  Protective Parent Storehouse –  website for parents involved in a custody dispute.
Understanding Domestic Abuse:  What’s the Difference Between Normal Marital Conflict and Abuse? article from RBC Ministries.
What does scripture really say?:  What does it mean for a wife to submit? article from RBC Ministries.

Website Additions

About 
We’ve added the bios of three of our ACFJ team members.  Find them on the About Us page.

Blogroll
Finding a Healing Place  –  Clara shares her life story of being married to a pedophile.
Tù Láidir  – This blog was recently started by Forrest, one of our regular readers.  He’s a stalwart supporter of survivors and he re-posts some things from ACFJ as well as other good things he finds elsewhere.

Tags
Tags allow us to group posts that share a same theme.  A complete list of tags can be found on the top menu bar and the most common tags can be found in the tag cloud on the sidebar.
New tags include:  Abigail, Gospel, headship, Numbers (book of Bible), systemic abuse.  

What do we mean by ‘systemic abuse’?
The term systemic abuse refers to the utilization of social systems to further mistreat victims of domestic abuse, for example: the health system, the disability system, the legal system, the child protection system. Even though abuse by church leaders is frequently systemic, in that it’s part of an ingrained system of power and control in the church/denomination, we will not ascribe the tag ‘systemic abuse’ to posts about that kind of thing because we already have a tag specifically for spiritual abuse.

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