A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Barbara Roberts

William Tyndale discusses faith in his Prologue to the Book of Romans

Faith is not man’s opinion and dream, as some imagine, and form their own ideas when they hear the story of the gospel. The cause is that when they hear the gospel or glad tidings, they fashion by their own strength certain imaginations and thoughts in their hearts, saying, I have heard the gospel; I …

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11 Chris Moles discredits and mislabels victims of domestic abuse

Chris disapproves of survivors having a victim identity or victim-hood status. He conveys the idea that victims are somehow wrong to be so aware of their victim-hood. It’s an interesting thing in the victim-care work, that many victims’ identity will be so tied to their victim-hood status. And one of the things biblical counselors have …

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Eternal Submission of the Son (ESS) Digest

Classic trinitarian theology says that the Father is unbegotten, the Son is begotten of the Father, and the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. But there are some influential people in the visible church who maintain that there is no Holy Trinity without the order of authority and submission. These people believe that in …

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10. Victim care is vital – Chris Moles & other biblical counselors are falling short in this

Victim safety and wellbeing must be the fundamental guiding principle if you are counseling  abusive men or doing anything to hold them accountable and call them to reform. It’s vital to put victim safety and wellbeing first. Any person or agency that works with abusive men must see the victim (not the abuser) as their real …

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9. The will-o-the-wisp of hope for abusive men

Chris Moles doesn’t fully understand the story of King David Chris Moles uses the story of King David’s taking Bathsheba for his sexual gratification to illustrate what he calls the “four pillars of domestic abuse” (W*). The four pillars Chris sets out are: superiority – the abusers misuse their power because they believe in their own superiority objectification – …

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8. Should biblical counselors put lots of energy into helping abusive men see their sins?

It is wise to work on the assumption that the abuser knows what he did knows it was wrong knows he’s making false accusations about his target. How do we know that abusers know they are doing wrong? Abusers know they are doing wrong because they hide from the public the wrong things they do. …

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