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

Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Some Examples of How People Become Allies of the Abuser

“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to …

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My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law

Psalm 119:121-36 121 I have done what is just and right;     do not leave me to my oppressors. 122 Give your servant a pledge of good;     let not the insolent oppress me. 123 My eyes long for your salvation     and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. 124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,     and teach …

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The Abuser is Acting With Intentionality — It Takes us Normals a Long Time to Realize This

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:21) I cannot tell you how many, many years I was blind to the fact that (1) I was dealing with abusers, and (2) …

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Thursday Thought — He May Never Get It

One of the most natural and universal human impulses is our desire to get people who have wronged us to recognize what they did and admit that it was wrong.  We want to hear a certain soft sound in their voice, see sadness in their eyes, showing that they feel genuinely bad for having harmed us. …

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A Story About a Man and a Dog

Once upon a time a young man who liked dogs decided he wanted to own one. He had spent time around other people’s dogs and had even checked out different breeds of dogs, so he knew what he wanted. He was amazed by the way that dog owners could show their dogs and make them …

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Ashley Madison and the Church

The Ashley Madison data hack is already making ripples by exposing high profile evangelicals who have (now) acknowledged having accounts. I predict this is only the beginning. How should the Church respond when people who have been masquerading as Christians are exposed as adulterers? I would like to ask you to:   Care for their souls before their reputations. Care …

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