A Cry For Justice

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

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What’s OK at Home? – domestic abuse info for young people

Kids and teens aged 10-17 can go to What’s OK at Home? to find info about domestic abuse and family violence. The site helps young people recognize domestic abuse and provides practical guidance to support their safety, health and emotional wellbeing if they are experiencing domestic abuse in their own family. It also has a section for …

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I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why… — by Amber Barnhill

I let him abuse me to keep him from abusing me. The problem with fundamentalist Christian culture isn’t that it doesn’t teach rape is wrong, but that it doesn’t know what rape actually is. Fundamentalist Christian culture taught me that if it wasn’t violent or you didn’t cry for help, that wasn’t rape, that was …

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Victims of coercive control are vulnerable, but. . .

Victims of coercive control are vulnerable, but not because they are weak, character-deficient, or mentally unwell.  They are vulnerable because they have been groomed. The impact of the control on the victim is devastating. She exists in a constant state of fear that she has not moderated her behaviour sufficiently to avert catastrophe for herself …

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What does God say about submission? — a new FAQ

We have created a new FAQ that lists several blog posts that address the issue of submission and what the Bible means vs what man’s traditions tell us. What does God say about submission? For many victims of domestic abuse, beliefs about what ‘the husband is head of the wife’ means and concurrent beliefs about …

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New Items on our Resource pages

Safety is always a priority for victims of domestic abuse, but particularly when the abuser senses the victim may be leaving or distancing herself from him and during the holidays.  We have seen a number of holiday domestic violence and abuse tragedies this past month, so we wanted to remind our readers of our resource …

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WomensLaw.org — providing legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence

WomensLaw.org is an extensive website launched several years ago to provide state-specific legal information and resources for women living with or escaping domestic violence or sexual assault. They also provide a confidential Email Hotline to offer direct support to survivors, their advocates, friends and family members.   In addition to legal information they have several …

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