Is ACFJ Guilty of Promoting a “Victim Mentality”

A Cry For Justice

Recently at our ACFJ Facebook page a critic claimed that we are guilty of encouraging abuse victims to remain paralyzed in the role of “victim.”  I went to a dictionary and checked out the definition. Just what is a “victim”?

  1. apersonwhosuffersfromadestructiveorinjuriousactionoragency: avictimofanautomobileaccident.
  2. apersonwhoisdeceivedorcheated,asbyhisorherownemotionsor ignorance,bythedishonestyofothers,orbysomeimpersonalagency: avictimofmisplacedconfidence;thevictimofaswindler;avictimof anopticalillusion.

Abuse targets are indeed victims. They have suffered injury. They have been deceived and cheated. The abuser is dishonest and does capitalize on our ignorance of the nature and tactics of evil. Abusers are swindlers and those who marry them are victims of a cheat.

So what is a “victim…

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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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