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

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Since the Fall, men have been sinfully disposed to oppress women — but this doesn’t mean women must remain in abusive marriages.

This post is a coda to my 2-part series on the woman’s desire in Genesis 3:16. (Part 1  Part 2) Recently I presented my understanding of Genesis 3:16 , which is Part 2 in my series on the woman’s desire, and I summarized my interpretation like this: After the Fall, woman would desire to be cherished by her husband; but rather than cherishing and …

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God only did one counseling session with Cain

The Bible does not show that Christians ought to spend a long time working with abusers calling them to account and educating them on how they should think and behave. God only did a single short counseling session with Cain. He did not take a therapeutic approach by gently inviting Cain to explore his emotions, thoughts and life story. He was …

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Church discipline and church permission for divorce – how my mind has changed

When I wrote Not Under Bondage, I emphasized the application of Matthew 18 for cases of domestic abuse. I said that if an abuser is a professing Christian, the victim of abuse should try to follow the steps of Matthew 18:15-17 which entail asking the church to try to bring the abuser to repentance and, …

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Good Friday meditation

In the tradition of Good Friday services, I am including a long portion of Scripture in this post. Since Australia is a day ahead of America, I have already been to a Good Friday service. The passage that was read was Luke 22:39-23:56. And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the …

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