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Jimmy Hinton’s new website — Protecting children from sexual predators

Pastor Jimmy Hinton’s life was turned upside down when a victim disclosed to him that she had been sexually abused by the former pastor – Jimmy’s father. Jimmy and his mother reported his father to the police. The father is currently serving a 30-60 year prison sentence for sex crimes against children. Since then Jimmy …

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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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The change of Genesis 3:16, ESS, the colonial code of relationship, and a call to bystanders

IMPORTANT UPDATE  In a recent article, “The Meaning of Hebrew תשׁוקה,” Journal of Semitic Studies 61 (2016):365-387, Andrew A. Macintosh did a thorough study of the word תְּשׁוּקָה (teshûqâ) and came to an interesting conclusion. He said (red emphasis added by me) — In summary, I conclude that ‘desire’ is not a proper rendering of …

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Coercive Control, Safety Zones, and Search and Destroy Missions — insights from Evan Stark

Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life by Evan Stark (Oxford University Press, 2007). (affiliate link). Evan Stark brings illuminating analysis and insight into the topic of coercive control as it takes place in domestic abuse.  And as the subtitle How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life makes clear, he focuses on how men coercively control women …

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“Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife” — a review by Scot McKnight

  Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL. We are re-blogging, with his permission, his review of Ruth Tucker’s new book, Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife [Amazon affiliate …

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The Myth of “Stockholm Syndrome” and other labels which are used to discredit and pathologize victims of abuse

When I first read about ‘Stockholm Syndrome’  I was delighted because it seemed to explain some of my feelings and thoughts towards my husband when I was married to him. And it seemed to explain why I found it so hard to identify that he was in fact abusing me — and how hard it was to decide …

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