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Domestic abuse victims share their experiences of obtaining and enforcing protection orders

We love our readers to share their own experiences so that others can benefit. To get the ball rolling, here is what three of our readers have said about the pros & cons of getting protection orders, and tips for those who have not done it before. Protection order legislation varies from state to state.  …

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“Do not take a brother to court” – does it mean you can’t seek a protection order against your abuser?

To seek a protection order from the court is not a sin. A victim of abuse does not go against biblical principles by seeking a protection order from the secular justice system, even if the abuser professes to be a believer. The “do not take a brother to court” principle from 1 Corinthians 6 must …

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When kids have to spend time with an abusive parent, how can they apply ‘heap burning coals upon his head’?

A reader says: I am a post-divorce survivor of domestic violence. My family have grown and changed a lot along with me through this process… from being unwitting allies of my X, to now maintaining no contact and helping me escape from my abuser. My kids have to have regular visitation with their Dad by …

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When it’s not safe to spend Christmas with family

Some survivors of abuse make the decision that it is not wise to spend Christmas with family. Others predetermine strict boundaries about how and where they will participate in family gatherings. And for some people it is simply impossible to spend Christmas with family or friends. (John 7:1-13) After that, Jesus went about in Galilee, …

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What is the purpose of marriage? Is it to display Christ’s love for the church?

The Bible says the purpose of marriage is: the mutual help of husband and wife (Gen 2:18) the preventing of uncleanness (1 Cor 7:2,9) the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue (Gen 1:28) (as is summarized in the Baptist Confession of Faith 1689, chapter 25, paragraph 2) Some have extended the third point by …

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God is light and Jesus is the light of the world. A meditation, and some questions.

The people who sat in darkness saw great light, and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light has begun to shine.  (Matt 4:16)     The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a …

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