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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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The Abuser’s Goal – A Master/Slave Relationship

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. But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son …

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Abusers Often Betray their Disguise in Subtle Ways we Must not Ignore

A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. (Proverbs 6:12-15) Winks with his eyes. Signals with …

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What Can We Say About Allies of the Abuser?

An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. (Proverbs 17:4) An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? (Jeremiah …

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How Abusers Camouflage Their Attacks – an analogy that cyclists will identify with

You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. (Psalms 50:19) A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin. (Proverbs 26:28) Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. (Proverbs 27:6) I have been riding my bicycle for exercise the last …

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Wise as Serpents: Calling Evil Good, and Good Evil (Part 18 of sermon series)

There is something in us that can make us very reluctant to call evil for what it is – evil. I understand this to some extent and so do you. We do not delight in concluding that someone we know, someone perhaps that we have loved and who we thought loved us, is in fact a child of the devil with malevolent intent …

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