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Don’t Get Sucked in by the “Hoovering” Vacuum of the Abuser

Abraham said to him, “See to it that you do not take my son back there. (Gen 24:6) A “Hoover” is a metaphor taken from the popular brand of vacuum cleaners, to describe how an abuse victim (trying to assert her own rights by leaving or limiting contact in a dysfunctional relationship), gets “sucked back …

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The First Church of Keilah – A ‘Church’ that Hands Victims Over to the Abuser

This story came to my mind today as I was thinking about how local churches so often essentially hand over an abuse victim to her abuser – Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack …

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You Shall Not Test the Lord Your God — How Telling Victims to Stay With an Abuser Breaks This Commandment

Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike …

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Does the Bible Command us to “Respect no matter what”?

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Eph 5:33) Recently we received the following excellent email and question from a reader. This is what she wrote: I’m emailing you because I’ve been wondering a lot lately about what the opinion of …

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The Exodus of Survivors

“I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.” One reason people remain enslaved to domestic abuse is fear. With every reason to fear, we remain at the mercy of an abuser. Or so we think. For those in Christ, this is a tremendous deception. We are no longer at anyone’s …

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Healing traumatic memories — and common misunderstandings about this.

The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished. (Psalms 9:6) In the New Heavens and Earth, we will be completely healed of everything and anything hurtful. That has to also include being healed of painful memories which are the result of the …

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