A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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Resist the tide: don’t assume that facebook is the best way to follow issues that interest you

If you think that following A Cry For Justice on facebook is the best way to keep in touch with what we do, please read on… Cryingoutforjustice.com is where we post articles which we think are most helpful in addressing domestic abuse in the church. The articles we post at cryingoutforjustice.com are also posted at our …

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Most victims of strangulation will not have visible external injuries

Non-fatal strangulations point to future homicides. Victims of non-fatal strangulation often relate to being “choked” and though this terminology is commonly used among victims and police officers alike, the word is often used incorrectly. Choking is an internal blocking of the airway by an object. In contrast, strangulation is a form of asphyxiation characterized by …

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A sure sign of an unsafe church is when it says abuse victims may not separate or divorce without permission from the church leaders

A Sure Sign a Church’s Claim to be a Friend of Abuse Victims is False – a reblog from Jeff Crippen’s site Light for Dark Times.   [ACFJ have given it a slightly different title; we trust Jeff doesn’t mind.] Currently, we are seeing churches and organizations jumping on the band wagon of supposedly exposing domestic and sexual …

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Be safe! — blog safety vv Facebook safety, and other tips for keeping safe in cyberspace

It’s safer to comment on the A Cry For Justice blog rather than its Facebook page. Some years ago I was walking with my best friend/sister through her horrific divorce from a malignant narcissistic abuser. Although she and I had both blocked her husband during divorce proceedings, he still was able to find sycophants who would …

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Christians are jumping on the bandwagon to ‘help the abused’. James has something to say about that.

If a brother or a sister is without proper clothing, or destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, Depart in peace; may God send you warmth and food – and notwithstanding, you do not give them those things that are needful to the body, what help is it? Pure devotion, and …

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Have you been strangled? Or smothered so you couldn’t breath?

Professionals, the public and victims are misinformed about strangulation. Most victims of strangulation will not have visible external injuries. Fatal strangulation can occur without any external evidence of violence on the human body. The victim may die hours, days or months after the strangulation event. Non-fatal strangulation can have serious immediate and long-term health consequences …

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