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

Category Archives: Unjust church responses

A sure sign of an unsafe church is when it says abuse victims may not separate or divorce without permission from the church leaders

A Sure Sign a Church’s Claim to be a Friend of Abuse Victims is False – a reblog from Jeff Crippen’s site Light for Dark Times.   [ACFJ have given it a slightly different title; we trust Jeff doesn’t mind.] Currently, we are seeing churches and organizations jumping on the band wagon of supposedly exposing domestic and sexual …

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Shunning is Not Always Wrong – by Jeff Crippen

Rather than putting Paige Patterson out of the SBC for all the cruel ways he has treated victims of abuse, the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary have just given Paige Patterson a golden parachute. They ought to have put him out of the church altogether and be shunning him for his facinorous (extremely wicked) pattern of …

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Paige Patterson’s been exposed. Now Bruce Ware must be exposed. #ChurchDV

Bruce Ware is another Southern Baptist who teaches dangerous stuff about domestic abuse. He teaches that a wife’s lack of submission threatens her husband’s authority, and he responds to this threat by abusing her. Now that Paige Patterson’s dangerous ideas have been brought front and center, I suggest Southern Baptists put the spotlight on Bruce Ware. …

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Paige Patterson and a culture that breeds a generation of abusers – by Rebecca Davis, #ChurchDV

When a church elder said to a friend of mine, regarding her husband’s 25-year-long pornography problem, “It’s just a little porn,” I knew the problem went deeper than the husband’s porn. That church elder had a problem too. When Sovereign Grace Ministries protects child abusers and accuses the victims, the problem is obviously way beyond child abusers. …

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CBMW’s new Statement on Abuse still falls short. #ChurchDV

CBMW have published two Statements on Abuse. How do their 1994 to 2018 statements differ? How much have they learned in 24 years? CBWW is the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. It is an interdenominational organisation which champions “complementarian” doctrine — the belief that the Bible says that men are to lead in the …

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Mumpsimus – a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable

Yes this is a real word!  Mumpsimus: A traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable. A person who obstinately adheres to old ways in spite of clear evidence that they are wrong; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform. An obvious error that is obstinately repeated despite correction. According to Wikipedia… Mumpsimus refers …

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