A Cry For Justice

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

Category Archives: Supporting victims

Christians are jumping on the bandwagon to ‘help the abused’. James has something to say about that.

If a brother or a sister is without proper clothing, or destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, Depart in peace; may God send you warmth and food – and notwithstanding, you do not give them those things that are needful to the body, what help is it? Pure devotion, and …

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Question for our readers – why do some of you prefer to comment on FB rather than our blog?

Dear reader, if you comment at our Facebook page but don’t comment at our blog, could you please tell us why you do that? We prefer to receive comments at the blog. Facebook posts and comments quickly drop out of visibility. If you want to see a post which was put on Facebook some months …

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Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

  Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)     Scholarship overview:  This scholarship is for women who have survived intimate partner abuse and have been separated from their abuser for a minimum of one year. Applicants must be full or part-time students interested in attending accredited programs at educational institutions such as state supported community colleges, …

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Shepherds Protect the Flock: Five Changes Pastors Need to Make in Addressing Abuse in the Church

A guest post by an American pastor. In his excellent book on pastoral ministry, Timothy Witmer proposes four duties of the pastor. Taking his cues from the Bible, he uses the image of a shepherd to describe these duties. A shepherd must know the flock, feed the flock, lead the flock, and protect the flock. …

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“Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control” – you can pre-order it on Kindle

Don Hennessy’s new book Steps To Freedom is now available for Kindle pre-order in the USA and will download to Kindles next week. Steps to Freedom (paperback) can also be pre-ordered at Book Depository which is a UK site that gives free delivery worldwide. On March 16 I shared on this blog more info about Steps to Freedom.

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Have you been choked or strangled? Or smothered so you couldn’t breath?

Professionals, the public and victims are misinformed about strangulation. Most victims of strangulation will not have visible external injuries. Fatal strangulation can occur without any external evidence of violence on the human body. The victim may die hours, days or months after the strangulation event. Non-fatal strangulation can have serious immediate and long-term health consequences …

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