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Survivor’s story in response to Texas church shooting — a guest post

While driving about this morning, I listened to a radio interview about the shooter who killed and hurt people in a church in Texas. It turns out this man had a history of domestic abuse that the military forgot to report onto his permanent record. This error made it possible for him to continue to purchase …

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“Redemptive Divorce” by Mark Gaither — another bad book for domestic abuse

Redemptive Divorce by Mark Gaither is marketed on Amazon with this blurb: A graceful, biblical way to reclaim sanity for the home and dignity for the suffering spouse in a dysfunctional or dangerous marriage. Thousands of conscientious believers wanting to honor the sacred vows they took before God suffer in dysfunctional, even dangerous marriages. Each …

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Three Kinds of Forgiveness

Renunciation of vengeance, relational reconciliation, divine judicial forgiveness. Those are the three kinds of forgiveness. And Christians chronically conflate the three, which causes much harm and confusion to victims of abuse. Let us look at the Scriptures about forgiveness. All scriptures are from the NASB unless otherwise stated. First the one from the Lord’s prayer and the subsequent explanation …

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My name is . . . and I have been abusive to my family

Occasionally we receive comments from abusers who claim they are trying to change. We usually respond privately to these types of comments, but decided that we would post this comment and make our response public. (Since this person knowingly made his comment on a public blog it is not a breach of privacy to reply publicly.  However, …

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Gary Chapman’s book “Hope for the Separated” crosses the line. Review by Avid Reader.

We encourage readers to go here to vote on this review at Amazon where it was originally published.  Dr. Gary Chapman has extensive training in counseling and it shows throughout this book. Unlike many other Christian marriage books written by people with minimal training or experience, in this book Dr. Chapman draws upon his years …

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Review of Gary Chapman’s book “Desperate Marriages” — by ‘Avid Reader’

We encourage readers to go here to vote on this review at Amazon where it was originally published. Dr. Gary Chapman is one of the leading Christian teachers on marriage. His book, The Five Love Languages, has sold millions of copies. Having read that book, you can tell that he has a heart for people. That’s why this …

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