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Category Archives: Counseling

We must be done with Harlequin or Mills & Boon romance notions of love

I (Jeff) have never read a romance novel, but I have watched a few movies of that genre—the Jane Austen type I suppose. Austen’s novels are way better than the pulp romance novels because she exposes more than one wicked character: she depicts how people can get duped by the wicked, and how they can resist …

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A Fresh Look at Evil and an Open Call to all who Teach on Marriage – Ephesians 6

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this …

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Utter nonsense from Desiring God, designed to isolate women

How about this for a ludicrous quiz that will make many women and girls go into a tailspin of self-doubt and cause them to turn healthy friendships into superficial shallow friendships? What a brilliant way to keep women isolated! Desiring God’s article More Than BFFs: When Friendship Goes Too Far really takes the cake for ludicrous, micro-managing legalism. Here …

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“If You Only Understood…” Using History as an Excuse for Sin

But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit …

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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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FAQ Highlight — What about couple counseling?

Resolving the kind of conflicts between people for which couples counseling is intended will not stop one person from abusing the other.  Conflict is a pretext for abuse, not a cause of it.  [Terry Moore, a licensed clinical addiction counselor] FAQ: What about couple counseling?  Many of our readers can attest to the fact that …

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