A Cry For Justice

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

Sexual Abuse

A Solitary Journey 
A website in which Brenda shares her story of being married for over three decades to a man who had a secret identity – that of a pedophile.  She shares some of the details of her life in order to help others who are isolated by the secrecy inherent in living with an individual with a sexual compulsion or addition.

Abuse in the Church
A four-part course on DVD, which is available for purchase, will equip both counselors and church leaders to help Christian organizations prepare and implement procedures to prevent child and adult abuse and to take appropriate action when faced with allegations. The two speakers of the course are Philip G. Monroe, PsyD and Basyle Tchividjian, JD.

Aphrodite Wounded
A website offering support to survivors of intimate partner sexual violence, educational resources for professionals, and information for supporters.

The Christian Patriarchy Movement’s Dark Secret of Wife Spanking  
Julie Anne Smith, who runs the blog Spiritual Sounding Board, exposes and critiques the practices of ‘Domestic Discipline’ so called, which can be a way for abusers to pressure their victims into accepting S&M practices in the bedroom as well as making them submit to physical assault and violence.

Do Men need Sex?  Wants vs. needs and the making of weak men
by Dr. Phil Monroe, Christian Psychologist and biblical counselor.

Finding A Healing Place
A website in which Clara shares her life journey of being married to a pedophile.

1 Corinthians 7:14 Whose body is trump?
Phil Monroe, Christian Psychologist and biblical counselor, refutes the argument that according to 1 Corinthians 7:14, women must submit to their husband’s sexual requests.

G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment)
A website whose mission is to empower the Christian community through education and training to recognize and respond to the sin of child abuse.

Pastor Jimmy Hinton’s  life was turned upside down when a victim disclosed to him that she had been sexually abused by the former pastor – Jimmy’s father.  Jimmy and his mother reported his father to the police and he is currently serving a 30-60 year prison sentence for sex crimes against children.  Since then Jimmy has worked tirelessly to understand the mind and motives of pedophiles so that we can better protect children from them.  His site is dedicated to his musing on abuse, God, and the journey of healing for survivors.

Learning to heal from abuse:  One man’s mission to help
An interview by Boz Tchividjian with David Pittman, a child sexual abuse survivor and bounded of Together-We-Heal, a website for any who suffer from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.  It exists to provide guidance and counseling to those in need, educate any who seek information on how to better protect our children and to expose the sexual predators and their methods.

Louise McOrmond-Plummer
This website is for professionals who encounter women who have experienced the crime of intimate partner sexual violence.  It contains knowledge useful for doctors, counsellors, police, social workers, domestic violence advocates, sexual assault works, and others.

Martial Rape:  Is it Even a Possibility in Christian Marriage?
This post at Spiritual Sounding Board exposes and rebuts the wicked thinking of a man who claims that martial rape cannot happen in a Christian marriage because the wife gave permanent consent to sexual intercourse with her husband when she took her marriage vows.

A peer support forum for ‘affected partners’ – people who are affected by and concerned about the child abuse material viewed by their partner, husband or family members.

PartnerSPEAK Research Report
In 2015 PartnerSPEAK partnered with Dr Marg Liddell and Professor S. Caroline Taylor, AM to do research exploring the experiences of and impact on the non-offending partners of people involved with child exploitation material.  This published research is the first of its kind worldwide.

Rosie Batty’s discovery of ex-partner’s child porn charges
Rosie Batty, former Australian of the Year and Domestic Violence campaigner, talks of the trauma she experienced when she discovered her ex-partner had been charged with accessing online child abuse material at a library.  His child pornography charges are a lesser-known part of Batty’s tragic and well-publicized story.

This is How Victim-Blaming Logic Would Play out in Everyday Scenarios
3 one-minute videos that each feature an ordinary setting in which one character uses victim-blaming behavior to excuse their problematic actions, similar to the victim-blaming actions in cases of sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Trauma, Sexual Assault and Eating Disorders
from NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), an article that discussions the correlation between sexual assault and trauma to eating disorders.

Understanding & Breaking Free From Relationship Violence 
an interview transcript with Lundy Bancroft from Pandora’s Project website, a site that supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Note:  As Christians, we do not affirm a woman’s ‘right’ to abort an unwanted pregnancy. As part of the interview, Lundy discusses how abusers take away a woman’s reproductive rights. He mentions that a woman has the right to terminate a pregnancy. It is unsurprising that a non-Christian like Lundy would take a secular position on abortion. At least he mentions that in a situation of unwanted pregnancy, termination “is often not a desired or ethically acceptable choice for the woman.”

by Victoria Police, Australia, is a series of of six podcasts produced by Victoria Police (Australia). It offers a rare glimpse into the real life cases and the people behind them.  Over six episodes, you’ll hear from investigators, experts, victim-survivors, bringing their stories out from the shadows and into the light reality.

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