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.
Advocating: Our Necessary Compassion
To be silent is sin. When you know there is oppression, compassion requires advocacy.
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.
Integrity Under Fire: Kani’s Story
The leader of the international organization for which Kani worked fired him after he confronted corrupt ministry practices.
The Self-Control of the Mean
Abusers actually have a great deal of self-control. They know when to dismember and when to charm.
Sweet Vindication [of God]
Will the "evil" God returns to my abuser be in this life (through trials and tribulations), the end of his life, or simply in the final judgment? He says, in faithfulness, he will "put an end to them."
Imprecatory Praying: The Mercy of Destruction
Christians read the Psalms and find statements that seem to conflict with the open-hearted, mercy-oriented, forgiveness-driven Gospel we preach from our pulpits.