A Cry For Justice

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

Author Archive: Guest Post

The sheep that will enter into eternal life are the ones who gave a glass of cool water to the thirsty

You can articulate all the right theology but if it doesn’t lead you to giving a cup of cold water for the thirsty, food for the hungry, and declaring freedom for the oppressed and the captives, then all you are doing is whistling nonsense. The One Who Wouldn’t Look Away Hebrews 11:23-27 Ps Sam Powell …

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Patrick’s Story of being abused by his wife

The abuse I suffered was a product of dominance, but the gender roles were switched. My wife was older, had a dominant personality and was used to getting her own way. I was a quiet and sensitive person from a loud, working-class area and used to being bullied. Our relationship had sprung out of that …

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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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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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Shame: The Devil’s Weapon — by Ps Sam Powell

Victims are all too aware of the shame that abusers pile on them. Often after years of being told by their abuser that they’re stupid or ugly or worthless or some other shameful false message, those messages can become trapped inside the victim’s head and, like a broken record, repeat themselves over and over and …

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Undiminished — a guest post

A thesaurus tells my story… I read a sentence today that literally jumped off the page at me. I am just me, undiminished in size or power. I kept reading it over and over. It was like I was seeing myself in a mirror for the first time in years. I was recognizing the true me for …

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