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Monthly Archives: September, 2014

The Devilish Nature of the Abuser – He is the Accuser

Revelation 12:9-10 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world–he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.  And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and …

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Why did Moses put a veil on his face? (and how Pharisees misinterpret it)

Exodus 34:29-35  When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, …

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No Girls Allowed: How Boys’ Clubs Form in Our Churches

Numbers 27:1-7 Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the clans of Manasseh the son of Joseph. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.  And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before …

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Thursday Thought — Overt and Covert Aggression

Two Important Types of Aggression Two of the most fundamental types of fighting. . . are overt and covert aggression.  When you’re determined to have your way or gain advantage and you’re open, direct, and obvious in your manner of fighting, your behavior is best labeled overtly aggressive.   When you’re out to “win”, get …

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They Are Giving You Just Enough Payout to Make You Keep Pulling the Slot

A friend and I were corresponding about her church’s response to her as she seeks help to deal with her abuser until she can safely escape him. This church has strung her along for years, asking how she’s doing, promising interventions, having long conversations that leave her thinking, “At last! Someone gets it! They will talk …

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The Effects Of Disabilities On Women Trapped In Abuse

The nightmare of abuse leaves you feeling helpless, hopeless and trapped. Psychologically, you are a prisoner. Too afraid to leave, but afraid of what will happen if you stay. We all know this. Now imagine for a second that you couldn’t go. I don’t mean the psychological barriers we all face in leaving. I mean …

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