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Ep. 413 The Problem with Wounded Theology and Victim Identity

Ep. 413 The Problem with Wounded Theology and Victim Identity

Shows Main Idea – Perhaps you have heard someone talk about father wounds or daddy issues. Typically, these descriptors fit within a “wounded theology construct.” It’s part of a materialistic anthropological worldview that veers from the teaching of Scripture. When we integrate the culture into… Continue Reading …

Practically Navigating the Contours to Help an Abuse Victim

Practically Navigating the Contours to Help an Abuse Victim

Patiently loving the abused while listening to their story to comprehend what happened to and in them is vital. Additionally, you will represent Jesus most effectively if you do not move faster than they can go. Of course, you want them to experience restorative freedom,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 412 Do We Have to Twist Scripture to Help Victims of Abuse?

Ep. 412 Do We Have to Twist Scripture to Help Victims of Abuse

Shows Main Idea – A friend shared a video from a biblical counseling ministry where the leader spoke to women about the ministry’s views on helping them when abuse happens. My friend asked my opinion of the video, which I shared, and then decided it… Continue Reading …

Ep. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

Ep. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

Shows Main Idea – Helping the victims of abuse cannot be like looking down a tube, excluding comprehensive, peripheral data-gathering. We must believe the victim so much that we want to investigate every possible option to find the whole truth about the abuse so that… Continue Reading …

How a Teen Can React When Stuck in the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

How a Teen Can React When Stuck In the Cyclic Effect of Victimhood

All of us are victims. Adam dealt us a death blow. And to complicate matters, we’re also blameworthy. We are guilty victims or victim sinners if you wish. It’s not a comfortable thought, but it’s an accurate one. Everyone practically possesses these two polarizing truths.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 331 Webinar: The Dangerous Tension of a Victim Mentality

Ep. 331 Webinar The Dangerous Tension of a Victim's Mentality

Shows Main Idea – Being a victim of anything is one of the most challenging circumstances for a hurting soul to negotiate. The journey out of the effects of victimization is long. Some contours will challenge the victim to the broadest expanse of their soul.… Continue Reading …

Thinking of Yourself as Victim Is One of the Worst Things You Can Do

Thinking of Yourself As Victim Is One of the Worst Things You Can Do001

Daniel Berger and I talked about the word victim and how many biblical counselors are abusing the term, which has led to insufficient care within the biblical counseling movement ranks. Daniel told me the word victim comes from the Latin root vicarious, which means taking… Continue Reading …

How to Know If Your Victimhood Has Become Your Identity

How to Know If Your Victimhood Has Become Your Identity

Being a victim of anything is one of the most challenging circumstances for a hurting soul to negotiate. The journey out of the effects of victimization is long. Some contours will challenge the victim to the broadest expanse of their soul. Their ultimate goal is… Continue Reading …

Reflective Study On Victimhood and the Need for Hope

Reflective Study On Victimhood and the Need for Hope

Living in hope while resisting the temptation of victimhood can be the hurt person’s most significant struggle. Hope is vital when bad things happen to any of us. Too often, legitimate victims place their hope on the wrong things, even if it’s anger or revenge.… Continue Reading …

The Victim of an Unwanted Divorce Learns to Forgive

The Victim of an Unwanted Divorce Learns to Forgive

Navigating a disappointing and painful relationship is something we all have to do. And though you can bounce back quickly from some of these strained relationships, others require more work. In the article, I am responding to a person who went through an unwanted divorce… Continue Reading …

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