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A Heart Set Free — book review by Rachael Miller

The Psalms of Lament help us journey through the dark valleys until we can emerge on the other side and bow in grateful worship. — Christina Fox A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope through the Psalms of Lament [affiliate link*] by Christina Fox has been reviewed by Rachel Miller. We are sharing excerpts from her review. …

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How society can prevent domestic abuse (Don Hennessy series part 11)

Don Hennessy says: We need to find a way to challenge the tolerance of male sexual entitlement which is endemic in our society. This goal is the only one not supported by the skilled offender. (208*)   The issue that limits most of us is that the reality of intimate partner abuse is beyond our belief. …

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Trusting God when the Reviler Attacks — by Ps Sam Powell

Trusting God when the Reviler Attacks Psalm 31 (NKJV) by Ps Sam Powell Psalm 31 In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. 2 Bow down Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, A fortress of defense to save me. 3 For …

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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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Shame: The Devil’s Weapon — by Ps Sam Powell

Victims are all too aware of the shame that abusers pile on them. Often after years of being told by their abuser that they’re stupid or ugly or worthless or some other shameful false message, those messages can become trapped inside the victim’s head and, like a broken record, repeat themselves over and over and …

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Covetousness and Oppression — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Covetousness and Oppression Psalm 10 NKJV by Ps Sam Powell Psalm 10 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. 3 For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; …

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