A Cry For Justice

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

Monthly Archives: December, 2017

WomensLaw.org — providing legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence

WomensLaw.org is an extensive website launched several years ago to provide state-specific legal information and resources for women living with or escaping domestic violence or sexual assault. They also provide a confidential Email Hotline to offer direct support to survivors, their advocates, friends and family members.   In addition to legal information they have several …

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When a Church Becomes a Man’s World… — a reblog by Ps Crippen

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well. Greet Prisca and …

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God told them in a dream to flee the evildoer. Safety planning in the Christmas story.

  Flee the abuser – that was what God told Joseph in a dream.  Do not return to the abuser – that was what God told the Magi in a dream. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they [the Magi]  departed into their own country another …

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How can I help my friend or relative who has been abused? — a new FAQ

How can I help my friend or relative who has been abused? We are often asked by friends and relatives how can they help the person they know who is being abused.  There are approaches that are more effective and safe than one may realize, so we have compiled a list of our various resources, …

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R.C. Sproul Changed His View on Abuse as Grounds for Divorce – but to our knowledge he never publicly announced that change

If R.C. Sproul had truly cared about victims of domestic abuse he would have announced his change of mind on divorce for abuse a long time ago. As most of you are aware by now, R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries died December 14th, 2017. I (Jeff) personally benefited greatly from his teaching ministry. It was …

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Shattering the silence: James’s Story of growing up with an abusive father

I think it’s crucial to highlight the myriad stories of church domestic abuse, including the impacts such abuse can have on children. My first memory of violence is of being dragged to my room by my panicked mother, who wanted my siblings and me — I was very young — to be quiet before my …

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