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Liam Goligher is a PCA theologian who says abuse is grounds for divorce

  My position is that divorce is not just allowed but necessary where abuse has taken place. — Dr Liam Goligher¹  Senior Minister of 10th Presbyterian Church Philadelphia Liam Goligher thinks Dr Martin Lloyd Jones believed the same. He thinks perhaps he heard that from MLJ’s daughter. If anyone can provide more info on MLJ’s …

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Puritans who said abuse was grounds for divorce

Abuse IS grounds for divorce. Most evangelical leaders are reluctant to say this outright today, but several eminent theologians In the sixteenth and seventeenth century said it. Today’s leaders need to take courage and follow their example. Thomas Cranmer was the first to say it – see Pt 1 of this series Thomas Cranmer on divorce …

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Thomas Cranmer on divorce for abuse

Several theologians in the 16th & 17th centuries said abuse is grounds for divorce. It is a tragedy that their arguments have been passed over and ignored by so many today. The Roman church only countenanced “separation from bed and board” in cases of abuse or other marital mistreatment. When the protestant reformation began, quite …

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David Clark is another self-styled ‘expert’ on domestic abuse and Focus On The Family are promoting him.

FOF are promoting David Clarke & his book “I Don’t Want a Divorce: a 90-Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage.” David Clarke does not understand enough about the dynamics of domestic abuse to offer counsel on this. One of our long time followers emailed me about David Clarke. Here is the gist of what she …

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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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On conspiracies & conspiracy theorists – by Rebecca Davis

I’ve been reading about the Thomas Chantry trial at Thou Art the Man, and the shameful cover-ups of his abuse of young boys. Such a similar story to so many others, so many broken lives, so many years, so much harm, so much evil behavior from those who claim to represent Christ. That, and an unrelated …

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