How Debi Pearl Enables Abuse in Marriage

Several people have requested me to take a look at Created to Be His HelpmeetĀ  by Debi Pearl and offer my thoughts. This is not a complete review of the book by any means; however, these are some of the more blatant examples of the ways Debi Pearl’s teachings enable abuse in marriage. 1. Debi […]

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Words of Hope for the One in Desperation

Corrie ten Boom and her family resisted the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands by hiding Jewish people in their home. Unfortunately they were discovered and arrested. Eventually Corrie and her sister Betsie were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Ravensbruck was a work camp, where the prisoners were literally worked to death. 96,000 women died […]

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Do You Have a Financially Controlling Husband?

Financial control is one very effective method that a controlling husband* can use to maintain power and control over his wife. It is important to understand the overall pattern of abuse and how financial control plays into that. (Read more here about what the pattern of abuse looks like and be sure to download the […]

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“My Husband Choked Me”

I’ve heard the heart-wrenching accounts of women who recount with terror, “My husband choked me.” How terrifying it must be to have someone’s hands around your throat, hurting you and restricting your breathing. The correct term for this experience is strangulation, and in many states it is a felony offense. Strangulation is the ultimate form […]

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A Review of Married Sex by Gary Thomas

One thing I get asked to do fairly frequently is to give my opinion about various marriage books and whether the material in them is safe for abuse victims. (The vast majority of Christian marriage advice is harmful to those in abusive marriages.) This post will address the bookĀ Married Sex by Gary Thomas and co-authored […]

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