Church Teachings and the Massage Spa Shootings

Join the discussion. Did church teachings on sexuality contribute, and are we following the example of Jesus in ministry.

Sex Abuse Case Puts Baptist College Trustee and MBC in Spotlight

Toxic Tuesday: We are aware that seminary doesn’t teach how to handle abuse allegations or how to minister to victims. So why is it that most churches follow the same protocol when it comes to mishandling abuse allegations or denying involvement in cover-ups? #RememberTheMillstone

Lynn Messer: Praying for Justice

I’m still believing justice is on the way. I believe silence and slow movement in the case is for a positive reason. The integrity of the case is more important than public perception or providing answers to the family. These types of cases can take years to build a solid case. Don’t mistake it for inaction or indifference. Time is now on Lynn’s side. I’m still praying for Lynn’s reversal of destiny. Read more in this rewrite of ‘Reversal of Destiny’.

Abuse of Faith part 3: 10 reasons abusers keep preying

Abuse of Faith Part 3: How do so many get buy with it? Grandiose acting & the help of enablers. Or…people who want to pretend it isn’t true so they refuse to listen or read the facts. If this is you…you’re creating the perfect scenario for your child, loved one or church family to be victimized. READ an abuser’s letter to a missionary and see how it happens.

Southern Baptist – Affirm Women

“(W)e acknowledge that spousal abuse dishonors the marriage covenant and fundamentally blasphemes the relationship between Christ and the church.” The affirmation of “the dignity and worth of women” came as the nation’s largest Protestant denomination marked the 100th anniversary of women serving as messengers, even as it held fast to the view that women areContinue reading “Southern Baptist – Affirm Women”

For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 5

  Read Part 1  here…  Part 2 here…  Part 3 here…  Part 4 here…  You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;     you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,  defending the fatherless and the oppressed,     so that mere earthly mortals     will never again strike terror. Psalm 10:17-18 (NIV) Paul’s words to husbands, “love yourContinue reading “For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 5”

For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 4

Part 4 is a continuation of a series on what scripture has to say about a woman’s worth and role. Read Part 1  here…Part 2 here…Part 3 here   Let’s consider Abigail from I Samuel 25. We’ll study her a bit more because we are talking about angry, controlling, abusive men and Abagail was married toContinue reading “For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 4”

For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 3

This is the third part in a series on what scripture has to say about a woman’s worth and role. Read Part 1  here…Part 2 here… We have the potential to defeat one of Satan’s longest standing lies. Nothing has brought more harm to women across the earth than men who think women have less valueContinue reading “For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 3”

For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 2

Here is the continuation of Part one where we looked at several scriptures written by Paul to see if they were literal or cultural, and saw that marital love is not controlling; it’s mutually submitting and looking out for the best interest of the other; it’s about serving. Here is what the Bible teaches aContinue reading “For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 2”

For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 1

This series focuses on a woman’s worth, and a woman’s role in marriage. The Bible is proof positive that God has an active role for women in society, the church, and in marriage. Abusers join many Christians in the belief that a woman is scripturally mandated to obey and submit to her husband, and churchContinue reading “For your consideration: A woman’s role…biblically; Part 1”

Advocate for abused women #ForSuchATimeAsThisRally

For far too long, women have suffered silently and ashamed in many church environments.
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has a poor track record in its treatment of women.
Women have been fired from SBC seminaries simply because they are women.
Women have been told to stay in marriages in which they are being abused.
Women have been told that they must suffer rather than divorce.
Women have been told that they are at fault for being raped.
Women have been disciplined in Southern Baptist seminaries as a result of being raped.
Men who have spoken out against this treatment of women have been castigated.

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