We see our oppressors (as the Bible calls them) winning the battle. But that is only in the short-term. The LORD is my refuge.
It’s Not an Affair: Clergy-Perpetrated Sexual Abuse of Adults
Jada said she "felt like a prisoner set free" when she left her sexually and spiritually abusive pastor.
Silencing Victims in the Church: Kayla and Amber’s Story
Amber, a young adult, was committed to church. She loved the fellowship and teaching. Then something happened.
Touch Not the Lord’s Anointed: Respect and Accountability
Is a church leader, by nature of the office he holds, the "Lord's anointed" as David calls King Saul in 2 Samuel 1:14?
Consider It Joy [In Time]! Weeping With Those Who Weep
"Consider it joy! It will make you stronger." Yes, the Bible tells me so. But it so often seems so callous for someone to remind me of it. Rather, Weep.
Repentance and Restitution: Giving Feet to Confession
Biblical repentance is difficult to understand. The word is used freely as though everyone gets it. But identifying the actual repentant heart is not so easy. Restitution can help.
Strange Fire: Holding Leaders Accountable
Bad leaders are held to account by the Lord and His people are called to hold them accountable for their failures where they have that ability.
Advocating: Our Necessary Compassion
To be silent is sin. When you know there is oppression, compassion requires advocacy.
Merry Christmas from Herod
I pray for Herods everywhere this blessed Christmas season.
My Close Friends Have Forgotten Me: Isolating Victims
One particular result (and technique) of abuse is isolation. It is deeply hurtful. And it is almost always, in my experience, a result of or intentional tool in the abusive individual's kit.