If you are in an unhealthy relationship, this article and song is for you.

A Cry For Justice

I came across the band Fireflight recently, not even knowing they were a Christian band. I enjoyed their music a lot so I decided to buy their first CD on a lark. Imagine my surprise when I came across the following song, “So Help Me God”. Honestly, this just isn’t the kind of thing Christian musicians typically write about: leaving an unhealthy or abusive relationship.

I contacted the band and expressed my admiration for writing so boldly about relying on God’s strength to LEAVE a unhealthy relationship rather than the strength to STAY in one that many of us have heard preached. I also asked if they would see the ideas represented in this song as being applicable to fleeing an abusive relationship even if it were a marriage (I wouldn’t want to misrepresent someone’s art). Dawn Michele, the band’s singer, responded to me and affirmed this song would apply to…

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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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