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The Hungarian Christians of 1562 Had More Sense than the No-Divorce-for-Abuse Preachers Today

Does an abuser disturb the conscience of his victim? Does the abuser live in a constantly unquiet, peace-destroying manner? Recently Barbara sent me a four volume set compiled by James T. Dennison, Jr. entitled Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation. I have been skimming through them to see what they …

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The Most Common Reason Churches Enable Abusers and Oppress Victims

Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. (Galatians 4:28-29) When we first began this blog some five years ago, we said that one of our …

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ACFJ is Changing its Publishing Schedule

We have decided to change our publishing schedule to only one post per week. We think one post per week will give enough for our readers to chew on and it will free Jeff and Barb up to work on other projects such as writing books. The new schedule will start next Monday (22 May, USA time). …

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The Pastor’s Wife — An All too Frequent Ally of the Abuser

I thought that if I went to my pastor’s wife and told her what was really going on in my marriage, she would certainly understand and help me. After all, she is a woman too. There are godly women married to pastors. My wife is one. This post is in no way intended to be a blanket …

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Why We Need to be Done with Unsafe People as Soon as Possible

The wicked, like the abusers we have all confronted, are like black holes who suck life and energy out of us. Why? Because when we are in the presence of an abuser we must be on guard at all times. The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes. …

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When the Wheels of Church Justice Move Like a Snail, it is a Sign of Injustice

Have you had the sad experience of being involved in church “courts” in the process of getting free of your abuser? Numbers of denominations have intricate court systems set up (I am thinking particularly of Presbyterians here) in which it can take months and months or even year upon year to obtain a ruling. And …

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