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Monthly Archives: November, 2017

‘Fred and Marie’ fictional video — This is not fiction for some couples

TRIGGER WARNING:  This video is 15 minutes in length and will almost certainly trigger some, so please be prepared. “Fred et marie” is a video produced by Bonjour, Inc. It is in French, but there are English subtitles.  This video does an excellent job of portraying coercive control, entrapment, social abuse & isolation, emotional abuse, …

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Lordship Salvation versus Easy Believism versus Reformed Theology

Lordship Salvation destroys assurance. It promotes false guilt in believers who have a sensitive conscience. And it promotes hypocrisy in the visible church. Lordship Salvation theology was created to push back against the error of ‘Easy Believism’ theology. But both these theologies are wrong. Many of our readers have wittingly or unwittingly been exposed to …

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Covetousness and Oppression — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Covetousness and Oppression Psalm 10 KJV by Ps Sam Powell PSALM 10 Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3 For the wicked boasteth of his …

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Scotland to become one of the first countries to criminalize psychological abuse & coercive, controlling behavior

At a debate of a new Domestic Abuse Bill in the Scottish Parliament, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson condemned the ‘pernicious, coercive and controlling behaviour’ of perpetrators. This BBC News article, Holyrood [home of the Scottish Parliament] debates domestic abuse law, explains how unless psychological abuse and the use of coercive control is accompanied by physical …

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#churchtoo Raped, tracked, humiliated: Clergy wives speak out about domestic violence

Women who were married to abusive priests and pastors are for the first time revealing their experiences of sexual assault, control and fear. They say the church has known for decades that some clergy abuse their wives but has done very little to fix the ongoing problem. Raped, tracked, humiliated: Clergy wives speak out about …

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Time To Listen: How the visible church can address domestic abuse. An event held in Sydney.

Time to Listen was an evening event held in North Sydney on Sept 6, 2017. Videos of it are now available. Hooray! Part 1  – Julia Baird, ABC journalist, and Graeme Anderson, Senior Ps of Northside Baptist Church, Crows Nest NSW, talk about the public attention given to domestic abuse in the church in the last few …

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