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.”
This important letter was written by one of our brave and beautiful mamas, who is a survivor turned thriver. Please read and be edified
via I’m Still Here: On Leaving Abuse and Being Ignored in the Grocery Store —
Three years ago I made my first trip to SLO. During this trip I threw up my final Hail Mary to save my marriage…I just had to be positive, but different from the positive I’d been the previous 20 years. Yeah, that was it. So I bought my domain name and tried really hard to […]
via Thought after SLO — The View from the Other Side
When will 9 Marks realize that they have a problem with how church discipline is applied.
via 9 Marks and The Gospel Coalition Apparently Continue to Ignore the Abuse in Their Midst —
Lori Alexander, Emotional Abuse, Headship, Submission -by Kathi I’ve been reading Lori Alexander’s blogs for quite a while now. Just when I think her writing is the same old boring rhetoric she always blathers on about, she ups her game. Her recent post, “How Not to Get Married” is one that actually should be titled, […]
via How Lori Alexander’s Teaching May Keep Women in Abusive Relationships — Spiritual Sounding Board
Originally posted on A Cry For Justice: In following the story of Marie Notcheva over at Wartburg Watch, I read the following comment by a “friend” of Marie’s on Facebook. I decided to highlight this comment here in a post because THIS tactic of threatening God’s wrath for exposing evil in a church is really rather common.…
via How the Threat of God’s Wrath is Used to Silence Abuse Victims — Speakingtruthinlove’s Blog
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 […]
via The First Church of Keilah – A ‘Church’ that Hands Victims Over to the Abuser — A Cry For Justice