Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

Twisted Scriptures

This page contains links to articles that deal with particular Scriptures. For example, the top section will take you to articles we have published that deal with specific passages of Scripture that are very often twisted and perverted by both abusers and others who cling to false interpretations and applications of these passages. The bottom section, Sermons, does the same with sermons I have preached addressing the same issue.


Twisted Scripture #1
Is it a Sin to Be Angry Toward Our Abuser?  (Ephesians 4:26-27)

Twisted Scripture #2
“Count it all joy when you meet trials” (James 1:2-4)

Twisted Scripture #3
Don’t go to Court with a Brother (Romans 13:1-4)

Twisted Scripture #4
Abuse and Submission: We Have Gone Very, Very Wrong (1 Cor 11:3)

Twisted Scripture #5
Abuse and Divorce: Our Heads are all Turned Around on This (Matthew 19:7-9)

Twisted Scripture #6
Obeying the Abuser? (1 Peter 3:1-6)

Twisted Scripture #7
“Turn the Other Cheek” (Matthew 5:38-39)

Twisted Scripture #8
Abuse Counseling: How long is “Forbearing”? (Ephesians 4:2)

Twisted Scripture #9
Watch out for Perversions of I Corinthians 13

Twisted Scripture #10
“Love your Enemies” – What does this mean? (Luke 6:27-36)


The Badge of a True Christian

Referencing Proverbs 10:12, this sermon explains what “love covers a multitude of sin” really means.

When is Suffering God’s Will for Us?

Using Job 1-2 this sermon explains what is wrong with many people’s theology of suffering and what the Bible actually says about suffering.

Marriage and Divorce

There are very few places in the Bible that have been more abused than the words of Jesus when He speaks to the issue of marriage and divorce.  Using Matthew 19:1-12 as his sermon text, Pastor Crippen expounds on what  Jesus says about marriage and divorce.



  1. Jo

    After I left, Abuser immediately filed for divorce, after I refused a controlling separation. I stopped all contact. We all knew Abuser would contact again. When Abuser finally did, the 1st email I received had 1 Cor 7:11 in the subject line. Abuser knows the Word like no one I have ever seen… Others also found this interesting that heard it (This was our 2nd marriage and 2nd divorce)… So much more to say… but I finally got out, with help from many people. I couldn’t have done this without help.

    • Jo,
      Yes, abusers are quick to twist scripture and then use against their target. You were wise to go no contact with your abuser.
      Glad you found support and are now free! And glad you are here!!


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