A Cry For Justice

Luke 15:21  And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

Having educated himself about the nature, mentality, and tactics of abuse (entitlement, power-control, justification), the pastor will be enabled to recognize abuse when it is described to him by an abuse victim, normally one of his own flock.  We will refer to the victim as a female since abuse is most often a gender specific malady, i.e., most abusers are men.  Power is at the root of abuse and men generally possess more power than women, though there are exceptions.  At this point the pastor has believed the woman who has come to him.  She will quite often be very confused herself about what is happening to her and may not even use the word “abuse.”  This confusion is a product of the…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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