Abuse

The Gospel & Hard Times

BY MARIAH COWARD

As a woman who has suffered years of abuse there have been times in my new life when I have found myself living out Psalm 6:6. "I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping." I would weep before the Lord from the deepest parts of me and feel as if I had no response.

The Gospel & Hard Times

Our Tainted Acts Of Grace

BY BONNIE PETROSCHUK

People have often tended, quite wrongly, to view me as saintly.  I attribute that undeserved reputation to the fact I have always had a very strong sense of the kind of person I should be.  I would describe my ideal persona as one who was conscientiously obedient and loving.

Our Tainted Acts Of Grace

Abuse Doesn’t Get the Last Word

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

Renee Alston, in the book Stumbling Toward Faith, begins her story with these disturbing words: “I grew up in an abusive household. Much of my abuse was spiritual—and when I say spiritual, I don’t mean new age, esoteric, random mumblings

Abuse Doesn’t Get the Last Word

We Are All the Duggars

BY CHAD BIRD & DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Leo Tolstoy famously wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The problem is that I’ve yet to meet a family that fits into Tolstoy’s tidy categories of “happy” and “unhappy.” The reality is far messier.

We Are All the Duggars