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Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

“Do not take a brother to court” – does it mean you can’t seek a protection order against your abuser?

To seek a protection order from the court is not a sin. A victim of abuse does not go against biblical principles by seeking a protection order from the secular justice system, even if the abuser professes to be a believer. The “do not take a brother to court” principle from 1 Corinthians 6 must …

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When kids have to spend time with an abusive parent, how can they apply ‘heap burning coals upon his head’?

A reader says: I am a post-divorce survivor of domestic violence. My family have grown and changed a lot along with me through this process… from being unwitting allies of my X, to now maintaining no contact and helping me escape from my abuser. My kids have to have regular visitation with their Dad by …

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Is it wrong to feel ANGER and HATRED for my abuser? — a new FAQ

Victims are often told that they’re sinning if they feel anger or hatred towards their abusers. So we have created a new FAQ that lists several blog posts which address that issue. Is it wrong to feel ANGER and HATRED for my abuser? “Be angry and do not sin” (Eph. 4:26) is not the Bible’s …

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Jesus preached repentance, the heart of the gospel – a sermon by Jimmy Hinton

  So many us survivors of abuse are lonely, sad and grieving at this season; we feel like we don’t fit in with the happy holiday celebrations. And if we have participated in the festivities, we felt like we had to put on a mask. This sermon by Jimmy Hinton won’t require you to keep …

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The Gray Rock Method (or, the Grey Rock Method)*

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice:
One of our dear readers turned our attention toward this article here: The Gray Rock Method of Dealing with Psychopaths Note from Barb Roberts, added 6 Aug 2013 — the author of the article above goes by the name of Skylar on her current blog; we have changed…

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When it’s not safe to spend Christmas with family

Some survivors of abuse make the decision that it is not wise to spend Christmas with family. Others predetermine strict boundaries about how and where they will participate in family gatherings. And for some people it is simply impossible to spend Christmas with family or friends. (John 7:1-13) After that, Jesus went about in Galilee, …

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