A Cry For Justice

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

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Sexual violation of children is epidemic. And it’s probably increasing.

In her sentencing remarks to Larry Nassar, Judge Aquilina quoted statistics about child sexual assault from US Dept of Justice. Before their 18th birthday– 1 in 10 kids in the USA will be sexually assaulted 1 in 7 girls will be sexually assaulted 1 in 25 boys will be sexually assaulted There is no reason …

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A Letter to the Church – The Things I Couldn’t Tell You

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man …

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Don Hennessy speaks to Emma Murphy in an Irish documentary about Domestic Abuse

Don Hennessy appears in this Irish documentary which follows 26-year-old Emma Murphy as she tries to use her experience of domestic violence to make a difference. Filmed over two years, Emma undertakes a journey to increase awareness about domestic violence, and encourage other young women to speak out. At 29:16 in the doco, Emma talks …

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All the things I didn’t tell you — a guest post

You may have wondered, “How could that marriage have ended? They seemed so sweet. So together. So loving.”  We made a pretty picture. Gaggle of adorable children. Serious Christians. Dedicated to our faith and family. Oh yes. When I left, you thought I was just giving him a wake-up call, probably. You understand that. Husbands …

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Let The Church Be The Church Again – a reblog from Lori Anne Thompson

Let The Church be The Church again. Let it be the dream it was meant to be. Let it be where the people come who are in pain, Seeking a safe place where they themselves can be.   (The Church was never The Church to me…)   Let The Church be the family that the …

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Sleeping with the enemy… and being ‘one flesh’ with an abuser who sexually assaults children

“It’s like the abuser’s evil was shared with me and in a sense I became one with it.” The sexual intimacy a woman has with her husband means that they are ‘one flesh’ — whatever that phrase means.  Trigger warning. For me, the pollution of an abuser having sexual intercourse with me affected me to …

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