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

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Undiminished — a guest post

A thesaurus tells my story… I read a sentence today that literally jumped off the page at me. I am just me, undiminished in size or power. I kept reading it over and over. It was like I was seeing myself in a mirror for the first time in years. I was recognizing the true me for …

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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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Time To Listen: How the visible church can address domestic abuse. An event held in Sydney.

Time to Listen was an evening event held in North Sydney on Sept 6, 2017. Videos of it are now available. Hooray! Part 1  – Julia Baird, ABC journalist, and Graeme Anderson, Senior Ps of Northside Baptist Church, Crows Nest NSW, talk about the public attention given to domestic abuse in the church in the last few …

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How is the PCA responding to victims of domestic abuse? by Lynette English & Valerie Hobbs.

Lynette English is a survivor of domestic abuse. Her story shows how one PCA* church engaged in victim-blaming and serving the status quo, but another PCA church responded by living out the very essence of the Gospel. …I was married to a seminary graduate, who was called to diaconal ministry and social services for many years. …

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All who are intent on doing evil will be cut off (Isaiah 29)

Most of our readers are suffering under abusers and if they’ve left their abusers they’re still suffering from their abuser’s conduct — the abuser’s slander, the court battles, the long-term health effects of living under constant stress, the abuser’s allies in the church, the social isolation, financial problems, trying to manage kids who are manipulated by …

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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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