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

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A sure sign of an unsafe church is when it says abuse victims may not separate or divorce without permission from the church leaders

A Sure Sign a Church’s Claim to be a Friend of Abuse Victims is False – a reblog from Jeff Crippen’s site Light for Dark Times.   [ACFJ have given it a slightly different title; we trust Jeff doesn’t mind.] Currently, we are seeing churches and organizations jumping on the band wagon of supposedly exposing domestic and sexual …

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Jesus in his love for us, laid himself on the altar.

I am learning Who Jesus is on a personal Christian – not ‘c’hristian – basis. I am still missing the heart connection, trying to get past the non-stop force-feeding details of His suffering for my sake, so I better be grateful!! The sugary-sweet imagery of Easy Believism. Oh, yes. And He loves me and is …

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Some biblical counselors deride the work we do – a story from one of our readers

My “biblical counselors” made me confess to all my “sins” (things I might have done to make him mad; things I might have done to “make” him abuse me)… out loud… to them… Then they smiled at me and asked if now didn’t I feel better. But I was even more miserable! I wept and …

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Harmful Counsel Harming Women Is A Church Problem – reblog by Rachael Starke

Paige Patterson’s approach to applying Scripture to the subject of divorce is one that leaders in other, equally broad streams of conservative evangelicalism use. E.g. Heath Lambert, recent president of ACBC, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Many thanks to Rachael Starke for allowing us to republish her post. Go here to read it at her …

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Religion of the Pharisees Digest

Jesus harshly condemned the religion of the Pharisees. In this series, Ps Jeff Crippen goes through the book of Matthew highlighting what Jesus said about the mentality, nature, tactics and teachings of oppressive religion that the enemy of our souls has so often introduced among the people of God. Ps Crippen also gives many examples …

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Jeff Crippen’s sermons on Domestic Violence and Abuse – Digest

The psychology, the mindset, the attitudes, the methods, and the goals of abusive men, particularly as practiced in their marriages and families, are a crystal clear illustration of the attitudes, methods and goals of sin.   Furthermore, the way that the above man functions in his closest relationships (usually in his home) can teach us …

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