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Thursday Thought — Have you ever felt afraid of your partner?

Have you ever felt afraid of your partner?  If so, take those feelings seriously.  Notice whether you tell yourself things like: “I’m overreacting — he would never really hurt me.” “He gets extremely angry, but he won’t hit me.” “Yes, he has harmed me in the past, but he swears he won’t do it again.” …

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Wise as Serpents: Why Do We Keep Silent About Evil? (Part 15 of sermon series)

Once again as we turn to this dark subject of evil, particularly as it works to creep into the church behind a cloak of the name of Christ, we must remember the promises and victory of Christ over this evil. This is the Easter season when we remember our Lord’s triumph over evil at the …

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Wise as Serpents: What Does the Holy Spirit Look Like? (Part 8 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

And the Philistine moved forward and came near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him. And when the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance. And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with …

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Leaving an Abusive Relationship Isn’t Easy (Part 2) — Stalking behavior by the abuser

How the abuser behaves when the victim is on the cusp of leaving Let’s consider the abuser’s sudden nice behavior when he has either been told by the victim that she is leaving, or he suspects that she may leave.  I would like to suggest that the abuser’s new acts of kindness have nothing to do …

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Right Back At Ya! The Abuser’s Tactic of Reflective Blaming

Recently I had a refresher course in abuser tactics. Not in a classroom, but in real life. I need these reminders to help me continue to learn how to put into practice what I have learned about abuse. Necessary, because we all so easily revert to our old errors we used to be bound by …

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Should wives submit to harsh husbands just like slaves submitting to harsh masters? (1 Peter 2 & 3)

[13] Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, [14] or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. [15] For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put …

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