In this article, Jay Adams examines issues relevant to domestic abuse and provides exegesis of several biblical passages dealing with conflict in marriage. Adams addresses issues of separation and divorce as well as guidance for counselors and pastors in dealing with situations of abuse. A response to Adams’s article is found in JPP 10:3 (“A Reader’s Response” by Doug VanGaalen).
March 17, 2023
The article “What is She to Do?” (JBC 10:2) has been removed from this issue because in CCEF’s judgment, it was likely to mislead readers in significant ways and produce harm rather than bear good fruit. We are committed to providing content that we believe is biblically faithful and beneficial for the church.
This does not mean we believe the content we continue to make available is without error. There are many pieces in our archives that we would articulate differently today, and expect that there may be things we are producing now that we look back on in future decades, wishing they had been improved. In fact, we sincerely hope that the Lord will not leave us as we are now, but will grow CCEF enough in wisdom that in coming years we perceive how we could have been even more faithful or compelling in the work we are doing today.
We do believe that there is great value in giving access to our content from the past, even where we can now see ways we would do it differently. This allows you as the reader to observe and evaluate the development of CCEF’s theology, methodology, tone, and teaching over the years, as well as to benefit from wise perspectives forged in the fires of a different era of struggle for the church. It is therefore only in response to our most serious concerns about harmful applications of theology that we take the step of removing content.
Executive Director, CCEF