A Cry For Justice

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

What does Scripture Really Say?

This page gives non-book resources which are not on this blog and which discuss what Scripture says about abuse. Alphabetical order by title.

A Biblical Response to the Abused Wife – Renee M Malina

A brief quote from this paper: ‘Being pro‑life goes beyond opposing abortion to taking a stand against everything that opposes life.  Similar to the outrage expressed by the Old Testament prophets, the church must become indignant over abuse within Christian marriages.  The church must take action to “deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter” (Proverbs 24:11).’

Bible Studies on Domestic Abuse – Olympia Union Gospel Mission.

Workbook with ten biblical studies focusing on the basic dynamics of domestic violence relationships, including verbal abuse.

Counseling Victims of Domestic Abuse – Diane Langberg

A presentation given at the Forum Of Christian Leaders, Budapest, 25 May 2010.  Diane Langberg, a Christian psychologist, has worked with many victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and genocide; and also with people who have abused power in positions of Christian leadership.  You can find other resources created or recommended by Diane Langberg at dianelangberg.com

Divorce and Remarriage Q & A  – David Instone-Brewer
Divorce is NOT a Status – Joeseph P Pote

If you struggle with being labeled “divorced” or “remarried” this article will be an encouragement.

1 Corinthians 7:14 Whose body is trump? – Dr Phil Munroe

Phil Monroe is Christian psychologist.  He refutes the arguments that according to 1 Cor. 7-14, women must submit to their husband’s sexual requests.

The F Word: Forgiveness and its Limitations – David Ausgburger

David is the author of Caring Enough to Confront and The Freedom of Forgiveness.

Forgiveness and Repentance – Dr George Simon Jr
Forgiveness: What it IS and what it is NOT (PDF ) – Ps Bob Kerry
Audio of this sermon  
(broken link – trying to fix)

The sermon was originally titled “Breaking Barriers to Intimacy with God: Overcoming Unforgiveness”. Ps Kerry has given permission for us to apply a different title to it. The sermon carefully explains and distinguishes the different aspects of forgiveness:
– judicial forgiveness
– psychological forgiveness
– relational forgiveness
Similar teaching on forgiveness to that by Ps Bob Kerry can be found in Steven Tracy’s book, Mending the Soul.

Forgiveness with Boundaries – Joseph J. Pote
Has God Abandoned Me?  For Women Facing Domestic Violence – Lutheran Hour Ministries

You may also want to read the post that we published concerning this booklet and the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod that recommended it.

How Reconciliation Works  – Patrick Doyle

A Christian counselor explains in this video the four things that are required before reconciliation can be considered:  conviction, repentance, confession, and forgiveness.  Each of these four things is to be done by the offender.

Old Testament Perspectives on Divorce and Remarriage – Dr Joe Sprinkle, Professor of OT

 Gives a very similar argument for divorce, including for abuse, as David Instone-Brewer.

The Proverbs 31 Woman – Fact or Fiction? – Carmen Bryant
Sabotaged Submission  – Carmen Bryant
Still Married in the Sight of God? – Barbara Roberts

How the notion “You’re still married in the sight of God” has affected the Christian church over the centuries.

What does it mean for a wife to submit to her husband? – Allison Stevens, RBC Ministries

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