After I wrote my last blog about how the church as a whole, support domestic violence through its mis-teachings and silence, someone shared this report with me. It backs up everything I was sharing but is much more scientific and the stats are related to Australia! Please follow this link to read the entire, enlightening article!... Continue Reading →
I am tired. I am tired of hearing and reading story after story about people who don't believe that someone in their church community could be an abuser/batterer. I talk to women on an almost daily basis, who were/are maligned, accused and even brought before church discipline because they dared to reach out to their... Continue Reading →
Were we created to marry young? Would it even be considered ‘young marriage’ if we were really intended to marry before 18, much less bear children. Does God value the state of marriage MORE then he values the mental, emotional, physical and sexual health of those who are married? I’d love some feedback on this article. There is a large following of people who identify themselves as Christian but do not follow the path of Jesus. Instead they enslave the weak and poor and call it ‘christian’.
Well…. how young are you thinking? 20? 25? 16? 18? 13?
I read an article (which horrified me in it’s incorrect assumptions and conclusions, so I’m not linking it) recently that stated:
The undisputed optimal age biologically for a woman to have a baby is around age 16.
For one, it’s wrong. Completely and unequivocally. A quick Google search of medical studies on this matter found that physiologically, the safest biological age for child-bearing is 20-24, according to a study by The New England Journal of Medicine. Other scientific studies have supported this and shown repeatedly that there are increased risks to girls under the age of 20 during pregnancy. It’s simple enough to research the science if you have an internet connection.
In addition, children do not have the emotional and mental maturity for marriage. According to a study found at Psychology Today, it states:
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I was introduced to this amazing checklist through a great facebook page... Addressing DV in Christian Homes So, for those of you who need a simple way to help you determine if you are living in an abusive relationship. CONTROLLING BEHAVIORS CHECKLIST The following checklist has been adapted from the book When Love Goes Wrong... Continue Reading →
I too, didn't have my own favorite color until I was free from the abuse. This is a great article that explores the intersection between abuse and comp. theology. How the 'submit' theology often results in men who abuse and women who expect it. How can we change this narrative? What can we, as a... Continue Reading →
The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war. Where is the Church? The link between mass murders in... Continue Reading →
Women have held a very important part of Biblical history. It is unfortunate that, since the translators have been influenced by their society, many of the original stories, as well as the words used toward women have been altered and even sometimes deleted. This has had the unfortunate result in diminishing the real influence women... Continue Reading →
A phenomenon that victims experience, but don't always have the words to express, is called Abusive Retaliation or Paybacks. Now, this may automatically leave us thinking about the courts and the retaliation a victim might experience after she reports, leaves or files for protection and yes, this retaliation is a well documented concern. However, Paybacks go on... Continue Reading →
Very well written. I am glad to share this on my own blog http://www.littlebirdflies.wordpress.com
By Terry Loving
How can a woman who is often beaten and maltreated “rejoice?” Does Jesus expect her to shout and praise God as the blows land on her precious body? Can she honestly feel good about following a Savior who encourages her to keep her eyes on the prize – heaven – when the beatings drain joy from her soul? And how shall she pray – “Dear Lord, give me the strength to take another body slam, for I give my all to Thee?”
Sadly, many Christian women believe that it is their “duty” to suffer domestic violence and abuse. They have no real Biblical basis for the abuse, only the lies told to them by abusers who misuse the Word to keep them in bondage. Unfortunately, numerous preachers misquote the Bible in ignorance, and embrace male domination to support the abusers in their misdeeds. Granted, the Bible…
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