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/

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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Things I Wish You Understood: An Open Letter to Ministers From a Family Violence Survivor (via TGC Australia) — Speakingtruthinlove’s Blog

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice: This stupendous article by an anonymous woman was published yesterday at The Gospel Coalition Australia. Things I Wish You Understood: An Open Letter to Ministers From a Family Violence Survivor To the ministers of the church universal I am a family violence survivor. It seems weird to me…

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Thought after SLO — The View from the Other Side – by SarahsMom

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 […]

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The true me — Life Inspired Thoughts by Amy

Something about this saying, which I saw Facebook, really spoke to me… After my ex walked out eight years ago I started finding myself. And no, I don’t mean in some weird spiritual sense where I traveled the world trying to figure out who I am…makes me think of the movie, Eat, Pray, Love with […]

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How Lori Alexander’s Teachings May Keep Women in Abusive Relationships. – by Spiritual Sounding Board blog

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, […]

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