A New Blog – Unholy Charade: Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church

I want to announce that I have published a new blog. The title is taken from my book Unholy Charade, which many of you have read. It is available at Amazon (see the link on the home page of this blog). Unholy Charade, unlike Light for Dark Times, will accept comments from readers. To ensure that this blog remains a safe environment for all of us, comments submitted will be moderated by administrators, then published if approved.

(You can go to Unholy Charade with the link on the blogroll on LFDT home page)

Why a second blog? Light for Dark Times focuses more broadly on the subject of evil. Specifically, evil as it creeps into our churches disguised as a son of righteousness. This evil takes on many forms, only one of which is that of the domestic abuser who wears his “holy charade.”

But there is also a great need for concentrated and ongoing focus upon these evil charlatans who wickedly abuse their wives (yes, sometimes the abuser is a woman, but that more rarely than a man). We need to expose them in order to help their victims get free. Churches and pastors and church members and counselors need to grow wise as serpents in respect to the existence, mentality, and tactics of abusers so that they stop being duped and recruited as allies of evil.

This then is the central purpose of Unholy Charade. To expose the evil of domestic abusers in the church, to hear and validate and help the abuser’s targeted victims, and to bring glory to Christ rather than shaming His name and even arousing His wrath:

Exo 22:22-24 You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. (23) If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, (24) and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

In many ways, abuse victims and their children are the widows and orphans of our day.

I look forward to what the Lord might do through this new work. May He bless us and deliver many, many oppressed people. And may He expose the wicked who hide among us without, as Jude says, shame.