An Opportunity to License a Genuine Abuse Counselor

Many if not most of you have now met Kelly Orr through her video presentation at Christ Reformation Church last Sunday, and through her book, You Know Me. I am writing this post to invite anyone who feels so led and is able to assist us in raising funds for Kelly’s licensing program at Indiana State University.

Kelly already holds a masters degree in Agency Counseling, but in order to meet state licensing requirements to be a practicing Licenses Mental Health Counselor, she needs to complete more classes. We know Kelly quite well now and I can confidently commend her to you as a person who is a very gifted counselor, particularly in this area of victimization by domestic abusers and narcissists – for both children and adults. Kelly and her children have been through incredible suffering at the hands of evil – including oppression from her ex-church. But she is a survivor, and the big smile you see on her face evidencing that here is a person who has emerged from that darkness with the joy of Christ within. And much, much wisdom.

You all know that there is a drought of qualified, wise counselors and therapists when it comes to helping abuse victims heal, and to be wise about the wicked motives and tactics of abusers. It will be a huge benefit to be able to help place Kelly in this field. Counseling in this day, as you may know, can be done at distance even if clients live far away from the therapist. And more, obtaining this licensure will enable Kelly to enter a career in which she can freely support herself and her family.

I know that most abuse survivors are not at all wealthy and that not all will be able to help in this project, so please do not feel pressured. But for anyone who is able and who would like to help, you can donate in the following ways:

  • Mail a check to Christ Reformation Church, 7450 Alderbrook Rd., Tillamook, OR 97141
  • Donate via Paypal at our account there, christreform@gmail.com

Kelly, by the way, will be able to complete this program in just one school year. I will keep you all posted on the status of the fundraising and let you know when we have enough to cover her tuition and books.

Exposing Sin and Evil is not Gossip

Many thanks to one of our readers for writing the following to us:

It’s not called gossip once a wife’s murder is reported after many years of hidden domestic abuse, but it’s called gossip if she talks about it before her murder. It’s not called gossip when it is reported that a company/man goes into bankruptcy, but it’s called gossip if his wife talks to people about her husband’s laziness and refusal to work (financial abandonment) prior to the bankruptcy.

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Is Social Justice only for the liberals?

I am a conservative, Bible-believing Christian, and I intend to remain one.  I have had to make many changes in my thinking in the last few years, especially as I have learned about abuse, but those changes are in me, not in the Word of God.  God’s Word is truth.  It stands forever.  Every jot, every tittle, shall be fulfilled.  Trust God’s Word and it will never fail you.  Our problem is that we so often get our word, or man’s word, jumbled up with God’s Word and then we are in trouble.

In past years, when I heard or read about the topic of domestic violence, I skimmed over it.  I was largely ignorant of it’s real nature and of it’s prominence, and how erroneous teaching in my own arm of Christianity was contributing to it.  So I blew it off as far as my ministry went.  But there was another reason for my blindness to it, and I think that this reason is something that Christians like myself need to name, claim, and own up to.

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