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Debi Pearl’s “Created to be his help meet” — a review by Avid Reader

This book goes way off the deep end in craziness but the root problem is that Michael and Debi Pearl are violating God’s law of sowing and reaping. (Galatians 6:7-8) They want one spouse to sow to the flesh without reaping any consequences because they won’t allow the other spouse to set any boundaries. [The ACFJ …

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Gary Thomas’s book “Sacred Marriage” — a review by Avid Reader

Gary Thomas, the author of Sacred Marriage, recently wrote on his blog about how the church needs to protect women from abuse. There was a flood of responses from people. One lady directly confronted him for how, “I endured abuse for way too long because of your teachings.” Gary responded to her by writing, “I …

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“Sacred Influence: What a Man Needs from His Wife to Be the Husband She Wants” — a review by Avid Reader

We encourage readers to go here to vote on this review at Amazon where it was originally published. This book is hopelessly stacked against women. Reading through it feels like you’re wandering in the desert, desperate for water, but each time you finally reach what looks like an oasis, it’s nothing more than a mirage. …

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“Tear Down This Wall of Silence” now published with Justice Keepers Publishing! — by Rebecca Davis

I well remember the 1990s when the sexual abuse scandals among Catholic priests were being broadcast all over the news. But whenever they aired, I turned them off. I didn’t want to know about them because they were horrible. And besides, my pea brain told me that was the Catholics, and of course horrible stuff …

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Instone-Brewer’s Views on Divorce Compared to Mine: Part 2, Differences.

To most outsiders, the person who leaves the marriage looks like the deserter. If a victim of domestic abuse leaves their abusive partner or in some other way declares the marriage over, and (as is so often the case) the abuser effectively manipulates the perceptions and opinions of the congregation, the church will definitely think that the spouse who left is at fault for deserting …

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Instone-Brewer’s Views on Divorce Compared to Mine: Part 1, Appreciations and Agreements.

I have been pretty silent on my view on Instone-Brewer’s work up till now, because compared to most other writers on divorce, he is excellent. So why am I now speaking up? Because one of our readers said — I am curious as to your views and differences with Instone-Brewer’s book. I felt a lot of his …

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