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Category Archives: Supporting victims

A Heart Set Free — book review by Rachael Miller

The Psalms of Lament help us journey through the dark valleys until we can emerge on the other side and bow in grateful worship. — Christina Fox A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope through the Psalms of Lament [affiliate link*] by Christina Fox has been reviewed by Rachel Miller. We are sharing excerpts from her review. …

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Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control – Don Hennessy’s new book (DH Digest part 12)

Don Hennessy’s book Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control is different from most ‘sympathy’ and ‘support’ books which rely on the target woman to protect herself. Instead it talks directly to the target woman while she is being controlled and hopes to give her the permission and the skills to protect her mind and her soul. …

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Jimmy Hinton and Clara Hinton

This is worth wrapping your head around because domestic abusers are similar to pedophiles Jimmy Hinton Jimmy is a child protection advocate, a pastor, a husband and a father. In 2011, after learning that his (pastor) father John Wayne Hinton had molested young girls, Jimmy and his mother Clara turned John in to the police. …

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God told them in a dream to flee the evildoer. Safety planning in the Christmas story.

  Flee the abuser – that was what God told Joseph in a dream.  Do not return to the abuser – that was what God told the Magi in a dream. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they [the Magi]  departed into their own country another …

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One more pastor gets it about domestic abuse! — a guest post by one of our readers

Some time ago, ACFJ shared a link to an open letter to pastors from an abuse survivor. I emailed the link to the pastors of our church. The response from them was positive. In addition, I bought them Why Does He DO That, A Cry for Justice, Unholy Charade, and Not Under Bondage. When I …

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Scotland to become one of the first countries to criminalize psychological abuse & coercive, controlling behavior

UPDATE :  Scotland has now passed its groundbreaking new domestic abuse law The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill covers psychological and emotional maltreatment and coercive and controlling behaviour as well as physical attacks. Examples of coercive and controlling behaviour include isolating a partner from their friends and relatives or controlling their finances. The Domestic Abuse Bill will …

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