Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

Tag: marriage

Making Little of Abuse

This is a quote from the Reformation Heritage Study Bible. There are a series of good articles at the back, but the essay on "Being a Good Wife" ends with this paragraph after a discussion of the godly wife: Some men are difficult to respect and submit to; their wives…

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A Wonderful Article: A High View of Marriage Includes Divorce by Rebecca VanDoodewaard

The following link is to a really great article which was posted on Barry York's blog, Gentle Reformation (gentlereformation.com). Rebecca is the wife of a history professor at Puritan Theological Seminary, so it was very encouraging to me to read this. It is dated back in 2017 but a friend…

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A Fresh Look at Evil and an Open Call to all who Teach on Marriage – Ephesians 6

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against…

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Straining a Gnat to Swallow a Camel – Marriage "Laws" in Most Churches

We all know that the Lord instructs Christians to marry Christians - 1Co 7:39 A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. I do not know any…

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Abusers see their Spouse and children as Property Owned

"You need to fight for her. She is yours" Those words might sound at first like a noble statement of a wonderful husband. They aren't. Read More

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Marriage and Divorce – Getting it Right: A Sermon by Jeff Crippen

We want to make you aware that Pastor Crippen's sermon today at Christ Reformation Church is on marriage and divorce.  Using the sermon text of Matthew 19:1-12 and scripture reading from Deuteronomy 24, Pastor reminds us of the importance of rightly handling the word of truth.  And there are very…

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Abuse and the Doctrine of Headship and Submission – sermon by Ps Jeff Crippen

Abuse and the Doctrine of Headship and Submission Sermon 19 from the series:  The Psychology and Methods of Sin A 21 sermon series on domestic violence and abuse First given on December 5, 2010 Sermon Text:  1 Peter 2 - 3:7 This morning I intend to introduce you to an…

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Abuse as an Attack on Marriage by the Evil One

Genesis 2:23-24 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (24) Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they…

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Marriage is not Hard – You Have been Lied to

Gen 2:23-24 Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." (24) Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they…

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