A Cry For Justice

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

Video & Audio


Barbara Roberts
speaking on Open House, a radio program of Sydney’s 103.2 FM:
Barbara Roberts – Christians and Divorce – Episode 1
Barbara Roberts – Christians and Divorce – Episode 2
Divorce and Remarriage
A talk given to the adult Sunday School class at CRC Tillamook, August 2012.
Audio CDs of the Barbara’s book Not Under Bondage are available for visually disabled survivors:  email  barbara@notunderbondage.com
Life & Faith: No More Denial.  Barbara talks to Centre For Public Christianity about domestic abuse and the church.
Dr Catherine Kroeger — an early activist and author on domestic abuse in the Evangelical church
Catherine Kroeger’s address at the Bringing Hope Conference, UK, 2010
Kelly Holly
Reacting to Insinuations in the Verbally Abusive Relationship   (2 part series)
Pastor Jeff Crippen
Abuse and the Church Podcast
Pastor Crippen was asked by Theology Gals, a Facebook group that includes over 2500 women from all over the county and a few different nations, to do an interview discussing abuse and the church.  The interview was produced as a podcast through the Bible Thumping Wingnut Network and has been released. You can listen to the episode from BTWN website or you can listen through iTunes or any podcast app on your portable devices.
Victoria Police, Australia
Unspeakable is a series 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. 


A moving audio visual creation by a survivor:
Through the Eyes of a Battered Woman
Sharon Araji, Retired Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado, Denver.
Child Custody Justice.   This documentary shows:
  • the barriers women face in child custody battles when trying to protect their children from abusers
  • how children are damage by being with their abusers
  • interviews with lawyers, judges, law enforcement, protective mothers and court advocates
  • strategies that lawyers of abusers use to tie protective parent’s hands and help abusers win the cases
  • the history of PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome) and how it is used against women
  • the need for lawyers and judges/court personnel to get consistent training on DV



Pastor Jeff Crippen, author of A Cry For Justice and Unholy Charade
Message given at FlyingFree 2016 Conference in York, Pennsylvania.
Barbara Roberts, author of Not Under Bondage
The Levite’s Concubine: Judges 19-21 and how abusers enlist allies
Barbara’s YouTube channel
Barbara interviewed by Pastor Mark Brown
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.
Dr George Simon, Jr., psychologist and author
interviewed by Fox News — The Tactics of Manipulative People
as consultant to CBS 48 Hours
interviewed by CBS—Understanding the Troubled Personality
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.
Counseling Victims of Domestic Abuse is a presentation Diane gave at the Forum Of Christian Leaders, Budapest, 25 May 2010.
You can find other resources created or recommended by Diane Langberg at dianelangberg.com.
Fred et Marie

“Fred et marie” is a video produced by Bonjour, Inc. It is in French, but there are English subtitles.  This video does an excellent job of portraying coercive control, entrapment, social abuse & isolation, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, threats of physical violence… and the profound fear which all this induces in the victim.  It also shows poor bystander responses. TRIGGER WARNING:  This video is 15 minutes in length and will almost certainly trigger some, so please be prepared.

For Love or Money

A 7 minute video highlighting the serious and harmful nature of financial abuse. Financial abuse is hard to recognize and it can happen to anyone in any relationship.

How to Collect Evidence if your intervention order (protection order) is breached

This five minute youtube video is by Women’s Health West and Victoria Police of Victoria, Australia.  It features local women demonstrating simple and practice ways of gathering evidence.  Note: This video is from Victoria, Australia, where protection orders are called “intervention orders’ and the emergency phone number is 000, not 911 as in the USA.

How Reconciliation Works

This is a youtube video by Counselor Patrick Doyle of Veritas Counseling.  He discusses four things that are required before reconciliation can be considered:  conviction, repentance, confession, and forgiveness.  And each of these four things is to be done by the offender.

Leslie Vernick, licensed clinical social worker and author
various YouTube video interviews
Making the Church a Safe Place

In this two-part video training, Dr. Monroe, Professor of Counseling and Psychology at BTS will explore how faith communities can unintentionally create additional distress for those with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  This video series shows how to 1) identify common struggles of trauma survivors in faith communities, 2) understand the impact of trauma on the brain functioning and interpersonal relationship, 3) recognize the tendency to overspiritualize invisible wounds, and 4) identify leader, lay, and counselor interventions to improve the church experience of those suffering from PTSD.

Narcissism and the System it Breeds
Dr. Langberg, clinical faculty with Biblical Seminary and GTRI, lectures on the characteristics of narcissistic leaders and the temptations for organizational systems to support them.  This five-part video will help you to 1) identify common features of narcissistic leaders and organization, 2) examine individual and system vulnerabilities to toxic leadership, 3) summarize best practices for therapy with narcissistic individuals, and 4) compare leadership style of Jesus Christ and egocentric and demanding church leaders.
Radio Bible Class — Mart de Haan, Steven and Celestia Tracey and others
When Love Hurts  — but read our caveat on this series.
Sin by Silence
Sin by Silence is a documentary that takes one into the lives of women who are domestic violence’s living, worst-case scenarios.  Some of these women have killed their abusers and are now trapped behind bars.  This documentary tells the story of Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA), an initiative led by the women of CWAA to help educate the legal system.  Through careful orchestration of letter writing campaigns, media coverage, and senate hearings a moment was born and laws for battered women were change.
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.
Understanding and Responding to Dissociation
In this two-part video, Dr. Langberg, Clinical faculty with Biblical Seminary and GTRI, examines the experience of dissociation, the process of “leaving” the present, and provides ten principles for working with clients diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder.  The video series teaches how to 1) identify the signs and symptoms of dissociation, 2) help others recognize and stop reliving past traumatic experiences, 3) recognize diagnostic features of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and 4) explore town principles and cautions for those working with DID clients.

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