This post is just a compilation of quotes from Bible commentaries on Matthew 7:6. It needs no further explanation from me, as I'm sure our readers can draw their own conclusions and applications. My only thoughts are that since so may commenters have accurately nailed the meaning of this verse, it's a shame that we rarely hear it applied to domestic abusers.
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I received a copy of the second complaint against Sovereign Grace Ministries earlier today. We have been expecting this second amended complaint for some time now. As if the original complaint was not bad enough, this new complaint is beyond what I could have imagined. It is difficult to fathom these kinds of crimes committed under the facade of an environment that is so pro-family, so keen on being sexually pure, dressing modestly, having godly complementarian marriages, being so cross-centered, children's hearts being shepherded etc.
Rachel Miller, who writes the blog A Daughter of the Reformation has reviewed Jeff Crippens' book. Here is her review where you can submit comments. Some survivors and supporters are speaking up in the thread; it would be great if some of our readers would go over there and support them.
Her review is also published at The Aquila Report…
Parents seeking to learn how to identify child molesters, often find themselves struggling with the reality of a pedophile's profile. Why? Because the profile of a child molester doesn't fit a specific mold or contain a certain demographic.
Most assume that child molesters come from low-income, crime-ridden neighborhoods, when in fact child molesters are often suburban pillars of the community, married with children, and in the middle to upper income demographic.
Grooming is the process by which an offender draws a victim into a sexual relationship and maintains that relationship in secrecy. The shrouding of the relationship is an essential feature of grooming. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner explains the six stages that can lead up to sexual molestation.
The grooming sex offender works to separate the victim from peers, typically by engendering in the child a sense that they are special to the child and giving a kind of love to the child that the child needs.
This is an excellent question posed to us by a reader. We thought we could get the very best answers for her by posting her question and having our readers who have experienced this kind of situation provide some answers. Many thanks to her:
I'm wondering if you can provide insight/resources to help me plan how to tell my children (ages 4-7) that I plan to seek divorce from their Dad.