A Cry For Justice

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

Monthly Archives: May, 2018

Be safe! — blog safety vv Facebook safety, and other tips for keeping safe in cyberspace

It’s safer to comment on the A Cry For Justice blog rather than its Facebook page. Some years ago I was walking with my best friend/sister through her horrific divorce from a malignant narcissistic abuser. Although she and I had both blocked her husband during divorce proceedings, he still was able to find sycophants who would …

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The Matthew Bible is the first complete English Bible, and Ruth M Davis is gently it updating for modern readers

What is the Matthew Bible? Few Christians these days have heard of the Matthew Bible. It was the first whole Bible printed in English. It came out about 70 years before the King James Version. The 1537 Matthew Bible was the work of three men: William Tyndale, Myles Coverdale and John Rogers. All three men …

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The one flesh covenant and divorce. In domestic abuse, divorce is NOT the worse possible outcome

The one flesh covenant is often broken in this fallen world:— A grievously mistreats B by a pattern of conduct or by one instance of adultery and thereby A breaks the one flesh covenant. Then B is free to divorce because the covenant is already broken. #ChurchDV #Churchtoo #notmysin is a good hashtag for victims …

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Whose tears are covering the altar in Malachi 2? The Matthew Bible vs. the Geneva Bible, Puritans and Calvin

Now have ye brought it to this point again, that the altar of the Lord is covered with tears, weeping, and mourning: so that I will no more regard the meat offering, neither will I receive nor accept anything at your hands. And yet ye say, wherefore [why]? Even because that whereas the Lord made …

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Shunning is Not Always Wrong – by Jeff Crippen

Rather than putting Paige Patterson out of the SBC for all the cruel ways he has treated victims of abuse, the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary have just given Paige Patterson a golden parachute. They ought to have put him out of the church altogether and be shunning him for his facinorous (extremely wicked) pattern of …

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Some biblical counselors deride the work we do – a story from one of our readers

My “biblical counselors” made me confess to all my “sins” (things I might have done to make him mad; things I might have done to “make” him abuse me)… out loud… to them… Then they smiled at me and asked if now didn’t I feel better. But I was even more miserable! I wept and …

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