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

Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Encouragement and Wisdom From Psalm 40

Psalms 40:1-4 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my …

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Look Out for Mean Followed by Nice Followed by Mean, Followed by Nice….

Psalms 21:7-8 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you. One of the very common tactics of abusers is variously called crazy-making, or Stockholm …

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Thursday Thought — The Dynamic Cycle of Abuse

  Most abusers do not practice their abusive behaviors all the time.  There may be periods in which their behavior is fairly normal and they show love and affection for their spouse and family.  Most victims will testify that their abuse was continual (recurring) but not continuous (uninterrupted). Many, but not all, victims have been …

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Nope! You Can’t “Have Your Say” Here at ACFJ if Your Words Traumatize Others

2 Timothy 1:13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. We have had this happen to us here at ACFJ many times, and recently it happened again.  A staunch “defender of the faith” zealous for “the Word of God” …

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“Three Free Sins: God’s Not Mad At You” — we’re asking for feedback on this book

Please, may I have help? I don’t know where else to post this, but it is on behalf of another abused wife who is afraid to come here and voice the query herself. Yesterday she discovered that someone within her husband’s circle; a friend, a family member, someone from church — she doesn’t know — …

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How the Church can help victims heal

I left a comment at Chris Moles’s blog and I wanted to share the thought with you: Chris said, “When she is willing and able to walk through her pain in community, surround her with loving sisters who will comfort, pray for her, and hold her accountable to the process.” I would like to share what …

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