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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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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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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9 Things You Should Know About Joe Carter’s ‘Beware of Broken Wolves’ Diatribe. – by The Wartburg Watch

“But there is a particularly nasty breed that often goes unnoticed, a type that we might call the ‘Broken Wolf’ ” – Joe Carter

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The Misinterpreted “Every Appearance of Evil”, and the Billy Graham Rule by Pastor Sam Powell

My Only Comfort

I’ve been gone and out of the loop for a while. The debate over the so-called “Billy Graham” rule, in light of the comments of Mike Pence, went on without me. That was probably a good thing.

But every generation renews its battle with the horrible interpretation of 1 Thessalonians 5:22. You have probably heard it:

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1Th 5:22 KJV)

This is generally interpreted by small-minded men as an excuse to avoid interacting for good in the lives of others. When the passage is poorly translated, and taken out of context, it appears as if it is saying that one should avoid doing anything that someone else might take as being evil. Thus, lazy and guilt-ridden men can avoid interaction with “undesireables” and still pretend to take the high ground.

For example, I heard one man say that if he were driving alone down…

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The Billy Graham Rule Doesn’t Work for Most Who Participate in Today’s Society by The Wartburg Watch blog

I believe that the Billy Graham rule was right for his world but it is not right for mine. What about yours?

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A Response to Phil Johnson by Dr Rich Poupard, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. The Wartburg Watch blog

I really do not get Phil Johnson and those who go after the abused. It must be nice to live safely in the gospel™ castle.

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