A Cry For Justice

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

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FAQ Highlight — Should a domestic abuse victim just put up with being abused?

Many abuses victims have been told by “well-meaning” people something like this: ‘God does not give you more than you can bear. It is His will that you are in this marriage, and He has called you to suffer patiently for Him in it.’ Thus, they (abuse victims) are made to feel doubly guilty when they consider …

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Zeal Without Knowledge: Bible Interpretation that Leads to Mercilessness and Injustice

I have written on this subject and on the following Scriptures in other posts. But they have been on my mind again the last few weeks. I keep seeing them violated by Bible teachers, pastors, and counselors of a certain type. Recently I have seen this “zeal without knowledge” pattern in publications by writers of …

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Philippians 2 is Often Erroneously Applied to the Victim instead of the Abuser

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3-4) This is the kind of scripture that people so often butcher, and in the process they carve up abuse …

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The Cruelty of the Abuser

For their rock is not as our Rock; our enemies are by themselves. For their vine comes from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of poison; their clusters are bitter; their wine is the poison of serpents and the cruel venom of asps. (Deut 32:31-33) Whoever is …

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Abuse Produces Loneliness

For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come, bring the …

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Poem of lament — by an anonymous reader

Love ❤ Is patient And is kind It is not proud Is not puffed up It thinks no evil You have broken my heart My heart being so tender has been further broken by you. You say you loved me but you critiqued me nearly every day. You humiliated me in a group or with …

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