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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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My abuser’s evil plan was to give me the “scorched earth policy”. But with planning, strategy and God’s help, I outsmarted him.

This is a short story of how my abuser’s grip was pried off of me with God’s help. It took planning and strategy in order to outsmart my abuser. Once I realized all the evil that he had been done to me and my family, I started making changes. I set firm boundaries in place inside …

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Neil Anderson’s “The Bondage Breaker” is not good for victims of domestic abuse

Several readers have inquired about the soundness of Neil Anderson’s book The Bondage Breaker and his ministry Freedom in Christ, and in particular, how it might apply to victims of abuse.  While Neil may be sincere — and certainly the experience he reports about his daughter’s rape created a compassion for victims — he is not a recommended …

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A little stranger star

Usually pictures show the wise men following a star that is nearly as bright and large as the moon. But this is sheer speculation: scripture doesn’t tell us anything about the size of the star. It merely tells us that wise men noticed the star when it rose and they somehow knew it signalled the birth of the king …

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