Breaking the Silence & Offering Hope for Christian Domestic Violence

This weekend I read the book Woman Submit! Christians & Domestic Violence by Jocelyn Andersen. This book is featured in my left side bar.

I have to say, the book is EXCELLENT. The author did an absolutely fantastic job of communicating much needed and powerful truth in a readable style. I read it in a couple hours straight through (but I’m also a crazy reader!) and I like the fact that it is not so weighty that a person in abuse would be overwhelmed by it.

This book clearly and simply — and compassionately — reveals the seriousness of domestic abuse in the Christian church and shares God’s answers for those walking in it.

And the Scripture throughout was what I needed personally right now, so that was an extra bonus.

This book is an important element in bringing hope, help and healing to women who’ve been given a death sentence by the church. I STRONGLY recommend it to anyone who knows someone experiencing abuse, to church leaders and counselors everywhere, and to those who are walking through abuse in their own life.

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Former Pastor W. Frank Brown Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

Former pastor W. Frank Brown was arrested last Tuesday on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Brown was pastor of Bellmead First Baptist Church, in Bellmead, TX. His wife submitted his resignation two weeks before his arrest.

According to the linked article, “the incidents began about four years ago in another state. There, Brown is accused of molesting girls aged 9 or 10. When he moved to Texas, Police say Brown assaulted a victim as well.

“Police say the alleged sexual assaults took place hundreds of time, some of which were in Robinson, Harris Creek and in Waco.”