Addressing Abuse, Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Doctrine as Idol, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Churches, Gender Roles, Lori Alexander, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Bullies, The Transformed Wife

In Which Ken Gaslights and Lori Thinks Women can Avoid Marrying Abusers

"Lori could stand to learn about abusers before placing the onus of marrying one on a woman."

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Clergy Misconduct, Clergy Sex Abuse, Failure to Report Crimes, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse, Spiritual Authority, Spiritual Bullies

Spiritual Abuse: What Are Nonbelievers Going to Think?

Spiritual Abuse, ReputationJonathan Hollingsworth This is the fourth blog post referring to an article by Jonathan Hollingsworth, What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Been Hurt by the Church. The article resonated with a lot of people, so I thought it might be a good idea to discuss these unhelpful statements one by one here, and give… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: What Are Nonbelievers Going to Think?

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Calvinism, Doctrine as Idol, Going Back to Church Again, John Piper, Mental Health and the Church, Personal Stories, Spiritual Abuse

Caution: Children and Predestination

Predestination and Children My friend, Ryan Stollar, posted this on his Facebook wall, and I was struck at how damaging Predestination can be to children, especially vulnerable children. Shoot, I think it could scare adults, too! Special thanks to Ryan for writing about this and giving me permission to share it.  ~ja First off, what… Continue reading Caution: Children and Predestination

Christianity and Politics, Crazy Things Church Leaders Say & Do, Misuse of Scripture, SMH (Shake My Head), Todd Friel, Troubling Tweets

Todd Friel Claims There’s “Not a Word” in the Bible about Fighting Injustice for the Oppressed

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.    And what does the Lord require of you?To act justly and to love mercy    and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:8 Admin note: WordPress is the service I use for this blog. They have a new formatting feature I'm using on this post. Because the post is predominantly tweets, I have… Continue reading Todd Friel Claims There’s “Not a Word” in the Bible about Fighting Injustice for the Oppressed

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH

Spam Alert

I was just informed that spam comments were posted on the blog. I get literally hundreds of these a day. I may have hit a wrong button when I was in the process of deleting spam earlier. Yikes.  These are VERY BAD spam links. Trust me. Don't click.  Just hit refresh and hopefully you won't… Continue reading Spam Alert

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Abuse Systems and Transformation Tools, Christian Marriage, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marriages Damaged-Destroyed by Sp. Ab., Saeed Abedini, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches, Spiritual Abuse

Naghmeh Panahi, Ex-Wife of Former Iranian Prisoner, “Pastor” Saeed Abedini, Posts Public Statement on Facebook

It's been a while since I have posted about Saeed Abedini or his ex-wife, Naghmeh. Naghmeh Panahi posted a public note on Facebook yesterday. You may recall that after Saeed Abedini was released from prison in Iran, Naghmeh filed for separation because Saeed would not get help for his abusive behavior in the marriage. Saeed… Continue reading Naghmeh Panahi, Ex-Wife of Former Iranian Prisoner, “Pastor” Saeed Abedini, Posts Public Statement on Facebook

Christian Marriage, Complementarianism, Doctrine as Idol, Emotional Responses, Gender Roles, Lori Alexander, The Transformed Wife

Spiritual Abuse: Lori Alexander Says Working Women with Disabled Husbands Should Know Where They Belong

-by Kathi We haven't looked at Lori Alexander's "older woman" teachings for a while because not much has changed. Yesterday's doodle stood out to me, though, and offered another prime example of how Lori continues to pile on spiritual abuse. Text reads: Many women want to continually discredit God's clear commands to them. "My husband… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: Lori Alexander Says Working Women with Disabled Husbands Should Know Where They Belong

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – November 18, 2018

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. You may think we're out early morning for beer, but we're out for coffee. -by Kathi *** I spent Saturday at work for four hours doing a job that only should take one hour. Then had a family gathering. Then came… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – November 18, 2018

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH

Spiritual Abuse: It’s Not Gossip to Talk about Abuse!

Spiritual Abuse, Gossip, Jonathan Hollingsworth   This is the third blog post referring to an article by Jonathan Hollingsworth, What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Been Hurt by the Church. The article resonated with a lot of people, so I thought it might be a good idea to discuss these unhelpful statements one by one here,… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: It’s Not Gossip to Talk about Abuse!

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – November 11, 2018

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Year 2 and may be found here. *** Psalm 34 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – November 11, 2018

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Need a Good Laugh?

Creative Exegesis on Social Media

There's a bit of fun "exegesis" happening on Twitter.  What is exegesis? It started when my East Coast gal pal blogger, Dee, posted a link to an article on John Piper: https://twitter.com/wartwatch/status/1060540779112861696?s=21 And then what Tim and David added really cracked me up! I copied those 2 tweets together in an image so people could… Continue reading Creative Exegesis on Social Media

ABUSE & VIOLENCE IN THE CHURCH, Recovery Process, Spiritual Abuse, SPIRITUAL ABUSE RECOVERY, Spiritual Bullies

Spiritual Abuse: When People Ask You, “Are You Working Toward Reconciliation?”

Spiritual Abuse, What Not to Say, Jonathan Hollingsworth, Reconciliation   This is the second blog post referring to an article by Jonathan Hollingsworth, What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Been Hurt by the Church. The article resonated with a lot of people, so I thought it might be a good idea to discuss these unhelpful statements… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse: When People Ask You, “Are You Working Toward Reconciliation?”

Addressing Abuse, Failure to Report Crimes, John MacArthur, Mandatory Reporting, Master's University / Master's Seminary

Does the WASC Commission Letter Address Reports of Sexual Assault at The Master’s University?

"In 2015 The Department of Education cited The Master's University for violating compliance regulations around several areas, including the Clery Act and VAWA for calendar year 2012. TMU was fined $29,000 in 2017 for its non-compliance."

Bill Gothard, Christianity and Politics, Disturbing Trends, Doug Phillips & Vision Forum, Full-Quiver, Homeschool Movement, Patriarchal-Complementarian Movement, Reconstructionist-Dominion Movement

Rep. Matt Shea: When Politics is Fueled by Religion that Harms

Rep. Matt Shea, Biblical Basis for War, Politics, Religion, Dominionism *** I intentionally do not delve into politics much on this blog because politics is divisive and conversation can deteriorate quickly. However, today I want to mention one candidate whose religion is interfering with his politics in a way that could harm. I found about… Continue reading Rep. Matt Shea: When Politics is Fueled by Religion that Harms

SSB Sunday Gathering

SSB Sunday Gathering – November 4, 2018

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format. -by Kathi Scripture is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, Readings for Year 2 and may be found here. *** Psalm 8 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the… Continue reading SSB Sunday Gathering – November 4, 2018