A Cry For Justice

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

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Thursday Thought — Judge Actions, Not Intentions

Never try to “mind-read” or second-guess why somebody is doing something, especially when they’re doing something hurtful.  There’s no way for you to really know, and in the end, it’s irrelevant.  Getting caught up in what might be going on in an aggressor’s mind is a good way to get sidetracked from the really pertinent …

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Life in the Kingdom of Men — part 5 of Ecclesiastes sermon series by Ps Sam Powell

Life in the Kingdom of Men by Ps Sam Powell Ecclesiastes 4 (KJV) Chapter 4 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had …

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Thursday Thought — “Everyone Needs to Look at Their Part”

Our society is replete with philosophies that say that when something bad happens between two people, they have each played a part in why the injurious interaction occurred.  Many self-help books teach readers to assume that they have “co-created” any emotional wound that happens to them.  Therapists are fond of saying, “Let’s look at what …

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The Relentless Flow of Time — pt 4 of Ecclesiastes sermon series by Ps Sam Powell

The Relentless Flow of Time by Pastor Sam Powell Ecclesiastes 3 (KJV) Chapter 3  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A …

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Thursday Thought — The Cycle of Abuse

In his book, Unholy Charade:Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church, [affiliate link*] Pastor Crippen describes each phase of the cycle of abuse.  Understanding each phase and how they work in sequence may help victims be able to avoid or lessen the confusion that abusers want to create. The buy-back Some people call this the ‘normal’ …

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Where is the Good Life? — pt 3 of Ecclesiastes sermon series by Ps Sam Powell

Where is the Good Life? by Pastor Sam Powell Ecclesiastes 2 (KJV) Chapter 2: I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. 2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? 3 I sought in mine heart to …

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