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For professionals who work in Domestic Abuse – (Don Hennessy series part 8)

It is difficult to imagine what it must be like living with a partner who wants to abuse you. (131*) A client [of a counselor or helping professional] who is being abused is different from a non-abused client. She [usually] presents herself in the language of the abuser. She sees herself as inadequate and responsible. We …

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Wise as Serpents: Increasing in the Wisdom and Knowledge of the Lord (Part 20 of sermon series)

The early part of Nehemiah 4 has some principles that concern our study of the nature and tactics of evil. Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, …

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Abusers Often Do Their Evil “Behind the Scenes” and Out of Sight of Witnesses

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (1 John 1:6) Abusers are darkness. Sin is darkness. Abusers live and think and exist and operate in the kingdom of darkness under the rule of their god, the Prince of Darkness. They have …

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Thursday Thought — Dealing with an Abusive Person

When we are dealing with an abusive person, the solution is not to just “sit down and talk, work things out, communicate and understand one another better”  NO! Because. . . the abusive man or woman has no intent at all to work things out. He or she knows nothing of compromising, of empathizing, of …

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Lord, Do Not Forgive Them, For They Know Exactly What They Are Doing

Nehemiah 4:1-5   Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore it for themselves? Will they sacrifice? …

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Putting Our Hands to the Good Work: Rebuilding Christ’s Church

Nehemiah 2:17-20, “Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” (18) And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for …

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