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

 

 

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…

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

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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Depression is Not a Culture War Battle — Warren Throckmorton

One does not need to be a Christian to oppose suicide. People of all religions and none view suicide as a tragedy.

via Depression is Not a Culture War Battle — Warren Throckmorton

A more beautiful picture than male headship and female submission — Marg Mowczko

Here in Australia we’ve been discussing the connection between “male headship” and domestic violence. This discussion has been spearheaded by journalist Julia Baird. There have been articles and blog posts on websites, plus reports, panel discussions and interviews on television. My favourite part of this discussion so far has been last night’s episode on ABC’s…

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Time to Get Real: The Southern Baptist Convention Is Shrinking Faster Than the United Methodists —by The Wartburg Watch blog

There is no questions that the SBC is in decline. I do not think they know what the problems are.

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