Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

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Foolish Naivete About Evil Disqualifies a “Counselor”

John 8:42-44  Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me.  Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to…

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Let's Talk about "Peace"

Isa 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Christ is titled the Prince of Peace. We look forward to the…

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Let's Talk About "Marriage Intensives"

1Jn 2:27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.1Th 4:9  Now concerning brotherly…

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The Trauma of a Broken Mind – An Important Article by my Friend

The following is an important article by my friend Ruth Anne Dean. In it she tells us about a widely misundertstood disorder of the brain which almost took her life. She is an encouragement to me for the way in which she has endured deep suffering and yet emerged in…

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A Warning Sign – Counselors who are Self-Centered

Philippians 1:15-17 ESV  Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.  (16)  The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.  (17)  The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to…

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Arrogance is the Friend of Evil

Isaiah 13:11 ESV  I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless. Repeatedly the Bible connects arrogance, haughtiness, and pride with the wicked. Evil has…

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The Blinding Work of our Enemy in this Spiritual War

Proverbs 26:23 ESV  Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart. Here is a very important insight shared today by Survivor, a commenter at my Light for Dark Times blog. She pointed us to the verse above. Even Christian marriage counselors do not understand…

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A Short Post Consisting of Just one Question

I have one question for pastors, counselors, and anyone else who wants to "counsel" a domestic abuse victim. Actually I have several questions such as "can you tell me what domestic abuse is?" Or, "Tell me how a domestic abuse case differs from other types of marriage counseling cases." But…

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"If You Only Understood…" Using History as an Excuse for Sin

But that is not the way you learned Christ! — assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to…

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Magic, Superstition, and Biblical Faith

Acts 19:18-19 ESV  Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.  (19)  And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it…

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