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Ep. 133 Dianne Keech On the Church, Abuse, and Parenting

Shows Main Idea – Last week I interviewed Dianne Keech about domestic violence and child abuse. After the podcast ended, we continued to talk for another ninety minutes. This podcast is part of our “off the cuff,” behind the scenes conversation, as Dianne shared more… Continue Reading …

Can a Christian Divorce Another Christian For Abuse?

Can a Christian Divorce Another Christian For Abuse

Few things in our culture today are sadder than the deterioration of the family. It matters no longer if you’re a Christian because that does not insulate you from sin’s encroachments. One of the more horrendous iterations of these attacks is when one spouse is… Continue Reading …

Spiritual Abuse – When It Is Time To Leave

Spiritual abuse is a broad category in that it can encompass many different kinds of relationships, contexts, and situations. Wherever there is a two-tiered system of leaders and followers, spiritual abuse can happen. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: How To Make… Continue Reading …

Foster Children – The Forgotten Victims Of Abuse

Some of the unsung heroes in the Christian community are foster parents. One of the most beautiful pictures of the gospel you’ll see are parents laying themselves on the line for the sake of a helpless child. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Abuse, Suffering, and Other Painful Disappointments

It takes grace, courage, faith, humility, patience, and a passion for wanting to grow in your walk with God. And though it’s a counterintuitive worldview, suffering is one of the primary means the Lord uses to mature us. Listen to the podcast You may want… Continue Reading …

Emotional Abuse: Its Origins, Its Cure

Emotional abuse is real and painful. If ongoing, it can have a detrimental effect on your body and soul. Understanding emotional trauma biblically is vital. Listen to the podcast You may want to read: A Cry For the Victims Of Sexual Abuse Listening To Sexual… Continue Reading …

How to Practically Help Abused People

Loving the abused is being Jesus to the hurting, a God-glorying privilege. And as you consider moving forward in your soul care, you want to discern many things, including the individual’s fears. Give her time to trust you, as her emotions may be oscillating. Listen… Continue Reading …

Listening To Sexual Abuse, Part One

Sexual abuse is one of the most devastating and complicating sinful crimes that an individual forces on another human being. Though I don’t fully understand the horror of abuse because it has not happened to me, I’ve sat with many victims of this violence and… Continue Reading …

A Cry For the Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse does not resonate with everyone who hears about it. The reason is that sexual violence is not generally on our radars. It’s similar to the abortion debate. Most people involved with the pro-life cause have a passion for it because they have had… Continue Reading …

Case Study: The Sexually Abused

Case Study_ The Sexually Abused

Janet was first sexually abused by a relative when she was 9-years old. The sex crime continued for almost three years. She never told anyone until her 30th birthday, when she revealed to her husband what had happened. Before telling him, she had convinced herself… Continue Reading …