Why do Christians insist that Abuse Victims Return to Egypt? — Speakingtruthinlove’s Blog

Originally posted on A Cry For Justice: Right on through Scripture, any desire to return to bondage and slavery is treated as foolish and even sinful. And the people complained in the hearing of the LORD about their misfortunes, and when the LORD heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD…

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What Happens When You Divorce Grace and Truth. – From Dan R. Ledwith’s blog

Learning To Be Full Of Grace And Truth.

Yesterday I was pointed to a post by Jessica Fore in which she shares her side of a long struggle with her church and presbytery over dealing with finding out that she was being abused by her husband. Her post makes it very clear that the decisions and actions of the church leadership were anything but supportive to her. Now things have come to the point where she is publically voicing her descent over what she perceives as a significant failure in leadership; and the church has formally indicted her for not submitting to and obeying their leadership.

I realize that this post is just her side of events, however it not the first that I have heard, or even the second, or third. I am dismayed at hearing stories like this. The unfortunate reality is that abuse happens in the church. More than we care to admit. When they…

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My Pastor Said I Cannot Divorce, Now What? — Leslie Vernick- Christ-Centered Counseling

Morning friends, Thank you for your prayers. I am feeling them. There is still time to register for our CONQUER conference coming soon, next month. We have close to 400 women registered from all over the US and Canada. It will be an amazing time of seeing how important it is that women, Christian women,…

via My Pastor Said I Cannot Divorce, Now What? — Leslie Vernick- Christ-Centered Counseling

Our position on divorce – by A Cry for Justice blog

We believe that marriage is a covenant, the terms of which are the vows. Habitual, unrepentant, violation of those vows destroys the covenant and entitles the wronged spouse to divorce, though does…

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He Doesn’t Have to Wreck Your Life, Part 2 — Give Her Wings

I’m 42 and I have done a lot of different things in my life! Some of them were motivated by fear (I have to accomplish to be loved?) and some were motivated out of my own unhealthy drive (I have to do better than this or I will be abandoned). Some of it just fell…

via He Doesn’t Have to Wreck Your Life, Part 2 — Give Her Wings

How Wayne Grudem fits his ideas on authority/submission with his thoughts on domestic abuse — A Cry For Justice

Wayne Grudem claims that complementarianism guards against abuse. He maintains that his ideas on authority and submission don’t lead to abuse because he also emphasizes that men and women are equal in value: This created order is also best for us, because it comes from an allwise Creator. This created order truly honors men and women. It does not lead to […]

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Poem – “Paper Matches” by Paulette Jiles

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“Paper Matches”

My aunts washed dishes while the uncles
squirted each other on the lawn with
garden hoses. Why are we in here,
I said, and they are out there?
That’s the way it is,
said Aunt Hetty, the shriveled-up one.
I have the rages that small animals have,
being small, being animal.
Written on me was a message,
“At Your Service,”
like a book of paper matches.
One by one we were taken out
and struck.
We come bearing supper,
our heads on fire.”
Paulette Jiles ©