A Cry For Justice

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

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ACFJ is Changing its Publishing Schedule

We have decided to change our publishing schedule to only one post per week. We think one post per week will give enough for our readers to chew on and it will free Jeff and Barb up to work on other projects such as writing books. The new schedule will start next Monday (22 May, USA time). …

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Red Flags indicating a victim is at high risk of being killed or almost killed by her abuser

This infographic comes from DVRCV (Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Australia). It highlights the factors that put family violence victims at increased risk of being killed or seriously injured. These risk factors have been ascertained by research that looked at the backstory of lethal and near-lethal cases of domestic violence. The infographic can be downloaded as a …

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Genealogy Website may have your information on it

It was brought to our attention that there is a genealogy website called Family Tree Now which might very well have information on it that you MAY NOT want there. The info might include your address, past addresses, family members, possibly your children, ages etc.  I (TWBTC) went to the website and, indeed, my information was …

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The First Church of Keilah – A ‘Church’ that Hands Victims Over to the Abuser

This story came to my mind today as I was thinking about how local churches so often essentially hand over an abuse victim to her abuser – Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack …

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Thursday Thought — SmartSafe: Technology Abuse & Your Safety

We want to highlight a safety resource primarily for Android phone users, though there are also some tips for iPhone users.  This resource can be found on our Safety Planning page under the heading SmartSafe: Technology Abuse & Your Safety.  SmartSafe is an Australian site with How-to Videos on smartphone safety for Android phones. Here are some of …

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When do I submit and when do I stand?

Most Christians have taught the ‘submit’ doctrine in a way that disempowers women. It teaches women to ignore their gut feelings, to put their legitimate needs and preferences and wishes aside. It discourages wives from using negotiation skills with their husbands. It deters wives from setting boundaries when their husbands behave selfishly or sinfully. Here is …

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