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A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church Paperback – November 1, 2012
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Note: Though Jeff Crippen founded the blog A Cry for Justice in 2012 to bring awareness to his book by the same title, he is now no longer affiliated in any way with the A Cry For Justice (ACFJ) blog. His two blogs are unholycharade.com and lightfordarktimes.com
Jeff aims to expose unholy charlatans, those abusers parading as holy saints and hiding in the local church, for what they are, and to believe and validate victims, helping them to understand what is happening to them, to identify the false, unbiblical counsel they are receiving, and point them to the freedom that is theirs in Christ.
Jeff has been married for over 40 years to his wonderful wife Verla. They live in the Pacific Northwest amid forests, rivers, the Pacific Ocean, and rain, rain rain!
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- Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
- Paperback : 335 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1879737914
- ISBN-13 : 978-1879737914
- Dimensions : 5.9 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Publisher : Calvary Press (November 1, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #320,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The churches refusal to recognize this as abuse only creates a hypocrisy that does not fulfill God's Mercy or Justice.
Church leaders have been guilty of denial, ignorance, fantasy and judgmental thinking, and misinterpretation of the scriptures to the demise of the flock.
Not wanting to to deal with the reality of irreparable toxic abusive marriages is to oppress the victim spouse with her children to continue in the suffering.
Neutrality is no longer an option. Taking a neutral stance on this subject is like seeing the wounded man on the road to Jericho, and choosing to walk on the other side, rather than showing him mercy, and reaching out to help the hurting victim.
Expecting God to fix the minds of these reprobate abusers who have chosen to serve sin is not going to happen. They are showing the fruits of serving a reprobate mind, and we are to recognize that, and help the victims caught in middle.
These are abusive people that wear masks, to fool others and continue to exploit their victims.
People who have denied God by their works, and do not change no matter how much counseling they receive.
They are expert lairs and manipulators of truth.
You cannot relate to them, as they operate with a different motive and without conscience.
They are like the tree that produces bad fruit, although they act and feign to be otherwise.
To counsel a victim spouse to stay in this type of a marriage, is like justifying an abused animal to continue to live with its abusive owner.
The innocent children that grow up within this deceptive and manipulative psychological warfare, not only become secondary victims of domestic abuse, but are being desensitized to Gods ways and are being primed to becoming future generational abusers themselves.
This is the opposite of what true Justice and Mercy would produce.
The victims in these types of marriages need to be heard and helped.
This book spotlights the problem, and is a great source for understanding how and why this type abuse hides within the church and why it needs to come out.
Research indicates 88% of domestic abusers meet the diagnostic criteria for personality disorder, and there is a set of personality disorders, Cluster B, where the diagnostic criteria itself describes abuse. These are thought disorders with differences in brain structure and neurochemistry, and the disorders are associated with a lack of, or impaired, empathy with entitlement to manipulate others for self gain.
Research further indicates, as a conservative number, 10% of our US population has a Cluster B disorder; that's one in ten people or 32.3 million people. Not a small number and not uncommon.
We don't have a domestic violence issue in our society. We have a mental health issue in our society that's overlooked, ignored, and, in many cases, protected.
For your emotional, financial and physical safety, arm yourself with knowledge about how these disordered people think and operate, especially the non-bizarre delusions and predator v prey mentality for revenge if you unknowingly upset them. It's serious and dangerous, and "A Cry for Justice" describes the presence of such people in church, the behavior of Christians that enable the abuse and the abusers, and how to handle the situations in an organized religious setting.
When a true victim is not believed or supported, psychological trauma is experienced equal to that of the abuse and can often lead to full blown PTSD, which is a psychological injury resulting in brain cell death and an alteration of brain chemistry. This is a critical point people need to understand.
In spiritual terms, this is the 'on the streets, in your home, in your office' spiritual war of good vs evil...the traits of humanity, empathy, remorse, love and compassion vs an absence, or a severe impairment, of those traits that lead to intentional damage and destruction of others for the disordered person's self gain. Excellent work, Mr. Crippen.