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Domestic Abuse…Where is the Church?

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The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That’s nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war.

Where is the Church?

The link between mass murders in the US: 54% of shooters have a history of violence The-statistics-showagainst women (every town for gun safety).

Where is the Church?

Victims are 4x more likely to reach out to faith based groups for help… less then 1% will actually find appropriate help there. (Tracey Forrest)

Where is the Church?

Women in abusive relationships who are actively religious stay, on average, 2-4 more years in the relationship. (Horton, Wilkins and Write, Women who ended abuse)

Where is the Church?

99% of Domestic Abuse involves financial abuse and is the number one reason why women…

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People who are placed in positions at the church should be ppl who actively live a Godly lifestyle rather than just speaking of it.

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Demons In The Church

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Demons In The Church

Mark 1:23, “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out;”

Many people don’t associate demon possessed people with places of worship. Yet most of the demons that Jesus cast out were encountered in the church. Why would demon possessed people be in church?

In some cases, the people were there because they were seeking help. The church, like a hospital, offers people the cure and therefore, attracts those who are sick.

In other cases, the devil sows these types of people in the church to spread spiritual disease. A church that is teaching the true Word of God should either try to evangelize these individuals or make them so convicted that they move on. Sad to say, demon possessed people can thrive in most religious settings today.

We always need to show love for the sinner as Jesus…

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Take A Stand


Tomorrow I will be attending Take A Stand in Washington D.C., an event sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). This event marks the 30th anniversary of domestic violence awareness month and is meant to spread awareness about domestic violence and lobby for change. To say that this event holds a great deal of significance for me would be the understatement of the year. As a survivor of abuse and domestic violence, I have learned how much misunderstanding and ignorance there still is regarding the severity and impact of domestic violence. I have felt how suffocating it is to stay silent; how speaking the truth is so much more complicated than people want to believe; how difficult it really is to seek justice. And more than anything, I have learned just how prevalent these crimes really are.

I have spent the past year trying to deal with…

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Spiritual Abuse

Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor)

When most of us think of abuse, we think of domestic violence or abuse of a sexual, verbal, or physical nature. We think about husband who beat their wives, parents who hurt their children, or a random or planned act of violence in a public place. Most people would never think of it inside the church. In fact, I had people tell me in a committee meeting that they did not think the church I served at that time should do background checks on those who served in the nursery, children, or youth ministries because we were a small town and everyone knew each other. I told them that I served in a church very much like that, and a long-time pedophile was victimizing several in the church. The people stared at me, but I had proven my point. This man was an “upstanding” man in the area who had…

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An Introduction to Evil: Message Delivered at York, PA

A Cry For Justice


Fred and Bonnie Wilt, Founders of OCP

The following message was given by Jeff Crippen at the Overcoming Powerlessness luncheon in York, Philadelphia, on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. Of course, in person, the “script” is not strictly followed, but this manuscript gives the main points of the presentation. Once again, many, many thanks to Fred and Bonnie Wilt and all of the OCP volunteers and board members who made this all happen.  Toward the end of this message Jeff drew from a great article by Barbara Roberts on how not to be duped by the abuser while trying to help his victim.


“My health is poor. I am too sick really to get a job. Auto-immune diseases, no doubt from the over two decades of living with the stress of this marriage. I feel no union with him. We live under one roof, but not really. And yet I doubt…

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Open Letter to Ministers From a Family Violence Survivor

When Praying Makes Things Worse

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