A Cry For Justice

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

Blog Update

Blog News

Readers will be familiar with Heather (who used to be called Heather2) — she has been commenting on the blog and our FB page for some time.  We are pleased to announce that Heather is now officially a team member at ACFJ.   She has kindly taken on a role at our Facebook page as one of the editors and content creators there.  We’re blessed to have you, Heather!

Visit our About Us page to read Heather’s bio and contact details.

Also, we want to let you know about additions we have made these past two months to our Resource pages and website.

RESOURCES

Books

Ps Dave Orrison has written a review of both Ps Crippen’s book, A Cry for Justice, and Barbara’s book, Not Under Bondage.  Links to these reviews have been added to each page that lists these books.

Online Resources

Children of Domestic Violence
Courageous Kids Network — This website is run by adults who are children were victims of Court Appointed Child Abuse, where Family Court orders them to have contact with or even live full time with their abusive parent or were alienated from their protective parent by the lies of the abusive parent.

Church Positions on Domestic Abuse
Broken Silence: A Call for Churches to Speak Out — A survey by Sojourners and IMA World Health (on behalf of We WillSpeakOut.US) that asked 1000 Protestant pastors their views on sexual and domestic violence.  Survey taken June 2014.

Family and Friends
What to Expect When You Are The Family Scapegoat — This articles defines and describes the term family scapegoat.

Legal Issues
1)  Children Against Court Appointed Child Abuse —  This website is run by adults who as children were victims of Court Appointed Child Abuse (where the Family Court orders them to have contact with or even live full time with their abusive parent), or were alienated from their protective parent by the lies of the abusive parent.
2)  How to Collect Evidence if your intervention order (protection order) is breached — This five minute video is by Women’s Health West and Victoria Police of Victoria, Australia.  It features local women demonstrating simple and practice ways of gathering evidence.  Note: This video is from Victoria, Australia, where protection orders are called “intervention orders’ and the emergency phone number is 000, not 911 as in the USA.

Safety Planning
1)  Circle of 6 — With Circle of 6 app you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens.  The Circle of 6 app for iPhone and Android makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 friends you choose.
2) How to Collect Evidence if your intervention order (protection order) is breached —  This five minute video is by Women’s Health West and Victoria Police of Victoria, Australia.  It features local women demonstrating simple and practice ways of gathering evidence.  Note: This video is from Victoria, Australia, where protection orders are called “intervention orders’ and the emergency phone number is 000, not 911 as in the USA.
3)  Technology Safety — from National Network to End Domestic Violence.  This site has several resources to help victims and agencies respond effectively to the many ways that technology impacts victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
4)  Technology Safety: Cyber stalking & harassment — from Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Australia.  This site addresses the new avenues for abuse that technologies such as the internet, email and mobile phones have opened up.

Sexual Abuse
1)  A Solitary Journey — A website in which Brenda shares her story of being married for over three decades to a man who had a secret identity – that of a pedophile.  She shares some of the details of her life in order to help others who are isolated by the secrecy inherent in living with an individual with a sexual compulsion or addition.
2) Learning to heal from abuse:  One man’s mission to help — An interview by Boz Tchividjian with David Pittman, a child sexual abuse survivor and bounded of Together-We-Heal, a website for any who suffer from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.  It exists to provide guidance and counseling to those in need, educate any who seek information on how to better protect our children and to expose the sexual predators and their methods.

Training Materials
1) A Gender Debate in Domestic Violence:  The Role of Data by Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse — This paper discusses the issues of gender and violence in relationship and the controversy between proponents of gender asymmetry (i.e. men are more likely to be violent and women more likely to be victims) and proponents of gender symmetry (i.e. men and women are equally violent and equally likely to be victims).
2) Together-We-Heal — Founded by David Pittman, a child sexual abuse survivor, this website is for any who suffer from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.  It exists to provide guidance and counseling to those in need, educate any who seek information on how to better protect our children and to expose the sexual predators and their methods.

Understanding Domestic Abuse
The Gender Debate in Domestic Violence:  The Role of Data by Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse — This paper discusses the issues of gender and violence in relationship and the controversy between proponents of gender asymmetry (i.e. men are more likely to be violent and women more likely to be victims) and proponents of gender symmetry (i.e. men and women are equally violent and equally likely to be victims).  *This link has also been added to “What Headship and Submission Do Not Mean” under the Our Beliefs tab on the top menu bar.

Video & Audio
How to Collect Evidence if your Intevention order (protection order) is breached — This five minute youtube video is by Women’s Health West and Victoria Police of Victoria, Australia.  It features local women demonstrating simple and practice ways of gathering evidence.  Note: This video is from Victoria, Australia, where protection orders are called “intervention orders’ and the emergency phone number is 000, not 911 as in the USA.

 

WEBSITE ADDITIONS

About Us
We have added the bios and contact information of two more of the team members — PersistentWidow and Heather

Blogroll
Boz Tchividjian’s Blog at GRACE
Under Much Grace  — Resources for recovery from Spiritual Abuse
My Only Comfort — maintained by Rev. Sam Powell of Yuba City, CA

TAGS
Tags allow us to group posts that share a common theme.  A complete list of tags can be found on the top menu bar and the most common tags in the tag cloud on the sidebar.  New tags include: Habbakuk, Jim Eliff, and Rev. Chris Moles

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Heather M. Gray

    Out of the closet now! 🙂

    • Yes Heather! that shows (1) your courage and (2) the healing you have achieved which has given you the confidence to come out of the closet. 🙂

      • Heather

        Thanks, Barb. This ministry has been what I have needed, personally, and I am honored to be a part of it!

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