Question 2 in Series: How Do I Overcome This Sadness? —Give Her Wings blog

I’m a survivor. I made it out of the marriage after 12 yrs of craziness. I dont even know how to tell that story because it is just so surreal and others seem to have a hard time understanding the complexity of dealing with someone like my ex. I’m exhausted and incredibly sad looking back…

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The problem with excommunication – a response to Desiring God – by Rebecca Davis/Here’s The Joy blog

A couple of weeks ago someone forwarded to me a post from Desiring God that hit me like a punch in the stomach. In an article called “Kicked Out of Church: How God Brought Me Home” (link), author Scarlett Clay begins her story right after her church had excommunicated her, showing the indignation of her […]

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A High View of Marriage Includes Divorce — by Rebecca VanDoodewaard, author, on The Gentle Reformation blog

Here is another important article about divorce, since so many churches — especially Complementarian/Patriarchy/NeoCalvinist are burdening people, in particular wives, with the (false) idea that they must stay in abusive marriages and be submissive doormats.

“Evangelical and confessional churches are striving to maintain a high view of marriage in a culture that is ripping the institution to shreds. So extra-biblical barriers to divorce can be well-meant. They try to protect marriage by doing everything possible to avoid divorce. In doing so, they not only fail to keep a high view of marriage. They also spread lies about the gospel, divorce, the value of people, the character of God, and the nature of sexual sin.”

Via: http://gentlereformation.com/2017/07/20/a-high-view-of-marriage-includes-divorce/

Some Things You Should Know About That Couple You Unwelcomed From Your Church – by Benjamin L. Corey

A powerful, thoughtful article by Benjamin L. Corey about what happens when churches ‘unwelcome’ people.

“Of all the things you should know about unwelcoming people from church, here’s what you should know the most:Sometimes when you unwelcome people from your church or Christian community, it’s a bigger deal than you think….”

Source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/things-know-people-un-welcomed-church/#KkzxeeuIlYdFs3D3.99

 

 

PTSD, Friends, and That Voice — The View from the Other Side – by Sarahsmomx5

(This is more a journal entry than a blog post. I sometimes post them because in my convoluted mind it makes me feel more accountable.) On Saturday I did something I swore I was never going to do again. I brought up the abuse in general conversation with someone I’d only just met. I did […]

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I’m Still Here: On Leaving Abuse and Being Ignored in the Grocery Store —by Give Her Wings blog

This important letter was written by one of our brave and beautiful mamas, who is a survivor turned thriver. Please read and be edified

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