A Cry For Justice

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

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Tend the Sheep — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Tend the Sheep 1 Peter 5: 1-4 NKJV by Ps Sam Powell The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:  Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving …

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Patrick’s Story of being abused by his wife

The abuse I suffered was a product of dominance, but the gender roles were switched. My wife was older, had a dominant personality and was used to getting her own way. I was a quiet and sensitive person from a loud, working-class area and used to being bullied. Our relationship had sprung out of that …

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Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. And how Highpoint Church Memphis twisted it to defend Andy Savage.

When Jesus said “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone” he was speaking to a bunch of hypocritical men who were quite happy to mistreat a woman for their own agenda. Their agenda was to discredit Jesus…they saw the woman as disposable. They were using the woman just so they could induce …

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R.C. Sproul Changed His View on Abuse as Grounds for Divorce – but to our knowledge he never publicly announced that change

If R.C. Sproul had truly cared about victims of domestic abuse he would have announced his change of mind on divorce for abuse a long time ago. As most of you are aware by now, R.C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries died December 14th, 2017. I (Jeff) personally benefited greatly from his teaching ministry. It was …

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Shattering the silence: James’s Story of growing up with an abusive father

I think it’s crucial to highlight the myriad stories of church domestic abuse, including the impacts such abuse can have on children. My first memory of violence is of being dragged to my room by my panicked mother, who wanted my siblings and me — I was very young — to be quiet before my …

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One more pastor gets it about domestic abuse! — a guest post by one of our readers

Some time ago, ACFJ shared a link to an open letter to pastors from an abuse survivor. I emailed the link to the pastors of our church. The response from them was positive. In addition, I bought them Why Does He DO That, A Cry for Justice, Unholy Charade, and Not Under Bondage. When I …

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