A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

Why Didn’t You Leave?

How many of you have had this hurtful question posed to you by a well-meaning but ignorant-to-domestic-abuse person:  “Why didn’t you leave?”   Barbara has an excellent article that addresses this question and we want to share it with you today. (The article was first published at Barbara’s solo blog notunderbondage.com) * * * * * * …

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Saying no to sex with one’s spouse

Many Christian women have been taught that they have no authority in the marital bed and that men have all the rights. But in the marital bed, women have just as many rights and just as much authority as men. 1 Cor 7:4 says a wife can say NO to sex — For the wife does not have authority …

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Coercive Control, Safety Zones, and Search and Destroy Missions — insights from Evan Stark

Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life by Evan Stark (Oxford University Press, 2007). Evan Stark brings illuminating analysis and insight into the topic of coercive control as it takes place in domestic abuse.  And as the subtitle How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life makes clear, he focuses on how men coercively control women in personal …

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A Grand Deception: The Successful Response Of Sex Offenders (by Boz Tchividjian)

A Grand Deception: The Successful Response Of Sex Offenders Normally we don’t post on Tuesdays, but this article by Boz Tchividjian is so superb — and has so many parallels to how perpetrators of domestic abuse manipulate the impressions of bystanders — that we need to let our readers know about it. Thanks Boz. This article deserves …

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The ceiling came down, so it’s time to inspect the whole building. (ERAS Part 2)

In part 1 of this series I talked about why it is vital to consider Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem’s motivation in propounding their doctrine of ERAS (Eternal Relations of Authority and Submission in the Trinity).  I stated that I think they are motivated by a desire to hang on to their privilege. I also said I believe …

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It’s vital to talk about motivation in the debate about ‘Eternal Relations of Authority and Submission’ (ERAS Part 1)

Go here to read Part 2 of this series on ERAS. I believe Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem and quite a few others are so in love with their idea of gender roles that their Roles Ideology has become the lens through which they are apprehending the relations between the Persons of the Trinity. They are reasoning from …

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