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

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One crazy-making ally-obtaining tactic of an abuser: simultaneous scorn and imitation

Our thanks to Rebecca Davis for submitting this post. It was written with the permission of the abuse survivor whose story it is. *** When Lydia was young she was very creative, and the other girls at school liked to copy her creative ideas. She didn’t like being copied, but her mother assured her, “Imitation …

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A Shepherd Who Does not Know What a Wolf Looks Like is not a true Shepherd

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (1 Peter 5:8-9) For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the …

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The Exodus of Survivors

“I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.” One reason people remain enslaved to domestic abuse is fear. With every reason to fear, we remain at the mercy of an abuser. Or so we think. For those in Christ, this is a tremendous deception. We are no longer at anyone’s …

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Abusers Often Betray their Disguise in Subtle Ways we Must not Ignore

A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. (Proverbs 6:12-15) Winks with his eyes. Signals with …

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How Abusers Camouflage Their Attacks – an analogy that cyclists will identify with

You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. (Psalms 50:19) A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin. (Proverbs 26:28) Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. (Proverbs 27:6) I have been riding my bicycle for exercise the last …

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The ceiling came down, so it’s time to inspect the whole building. (ERAS Part 2)

In part 1 of this series I talked about why it is vital to consider Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem’s motivation in propounding their doctrine of ERAS (Eternal Relations of Authority and Submission in the Trinity).  I stated that I think they are motivated by a desire to hang on to their privilege. I also said I believe …

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