summer   ::   2008

                         GWTW Newsletter

  1. Introduction by Barbara Collins
  2. Abuse – Charis R. Hart’s, “The Rise of Abuse in the Last Days is Prophesied”
  3. Divorce – Dawn Wilson’s, “Divorce Because of Disorder in the Marriage”
  4. Divorce: God's Will? by Stephen Gola.
  5. What's New?

Abuse: Introduction - Barbara Collins

In an article from The Dallas Morning News entitled, “Victims’ symptoms growing deadlier,” one learns that three western states of the USA notice trend in snake bites, but cause unknown. depressed First, the natural, then, the spiritual. (I. Corinthians 15:46). The spiritual cause of the snake growing deadlier is that his time is growing short. His venom is stronger against the woman, but God in woman will prevail. God put enmity between the serpent and the woman (and He will remove it) and between her seed and the serpent’s seed.  “He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” God promised the Seed of the woman (Jesus Christ at Calvary) and women in particular would play a part in undoing the effects of the Fall. (See “A Now Word to Women”)

Even as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) has reached epidemic proportions in the natural, so has ADD (Abuse/Divorce Disorder) in the spiritual. This newsletter is devoted to the strengthening of GWTW’s Abuse section and the addition of the Divorce section. Our first article is by Charis R. Hart, the steward of the GWTW blog which is devoted to Katharine Bushnell’s book, God’s Word to Women. Charis’ article contains several links to the blog, which begins at   Here’s the way to reach the Abuse section on this website -

The Rise of Abuse in the Last Days is Prophesied

by Charis R. Hart

"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:1-6.

The abusers "have a form of godliness but deny its power," and their female victims are "always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth." I was one of those gullible, controlled women, and I am here to testify about a pathway out of that painful, powerless place. I learned and learned, listened to sermons, read books, heard advice . . . Like the women described, I did not come to the knowledge of the TRUTH. Instead, I became more and more bound. The TRUTH shall set you FREE!

Let's have a little test:

Please read the following quote and think about it before you scroll down the page.

". . . every man should be ruler over his own household."

That quote is from the Bible. I'll tell you where to find it in a moment. First, I would like you to think about what the quote says . . . Have you heard teaching from books, sermons, and Christian radio that represents this model as God's Will and Plan for a satisfying, God-honoring, biblical, Christian marriage?  Click here to read more.

Divorce Because of Disorder

by Dawn Wilson

Author and Bible teacher, Pastor Dawn Wilson, who empowers the body of Christ to arise as warriors to accomplish effective spiritual warfare, writes, "In high school I began to date one of my brother’s friends. We dated on and off all through my high school years. My father seeing his alcohol abuse forbade me to date him, but I continued to do so behind his back. (I now warn young women as I travel and minister that rebellion will take you where you don’t want to go, and it has a high price you don’t want to pay.)

"I had glimpses into his anger and abusive tendencies during those years. I made the choice to ignore these glimpses because I was afraid if I did not marry him no one else would. I was convinced that I must “settle” for him and be grateful he wanted me.

"We were married less than two weeks after I graduated from high school. My father not wanting to lose a relationship with me felt forced to consent to this marriage even though he saw the alcohol abuse.

"The first time he hit me was on our honeymoon. We had only been married for two or three days. I don’t remember “why” he hit me – just that it was due to something small and of no real importance.

"He had never hit or laid a hand on me while we were dating. I had endured verbal abuse during the years we dated, but no physical abuse happened at that time. The first hit took me by surprise. The hitting and abuse continued and escalated throughout our one-year marriage.

"I have many memories of being sound asleep and being rudely awakened as I was pulled out of bed and hit over and over again by a drunken husband as he demanded, “Get up, and make me something to eat.”

"I have memories of him not coming home on time from work. He had gone out drinking at the local bars with his buddies. When he finally came home hours and hours late to a cold supper, I would be hit because his supper was cold.

"Another time I had prepared supper, and again, he did not come home after work. His cousins had come to visit while he was “missing,” so I fed them his supper. When he arrived home to no supper, I again received a beating. It did not matter I had made him a meal and his cousins had eaten it – all that mattered was he was hungry, and I did not have a meal prepared to feed him.

"If I every questioned his whereabouts – where he had been, what he had been doing, and who he had been with – I would be punched and told to “shut up,” or “it’s none of your **** business.” I soon learned not to ask.

"He often came home reeking of perfume – by this time I knew better than ask.

"I must also admit I did not take being hit lying down. I had been raised with three brothers and knew how to fight back, which I often did when he would hit me. Hitting him back only caused the abuse to escalate – turning the abuse into a knock-down, drag-out fight.

"During our marriage, I worked at a Christian, day-care center. One woman there began to minister Jesus and His love to me.
I attended church with her one Sunday morning; and as the altar call was given, I felt myself drawn to the altar. I remember thinking to myself, “I don’t want to go down there.” Then, I was on my knees at the altar with tears running down my face. I’m not sure how I got there – I just know Jesus met me there. I remember to this day how incredibly clean and brand-new I felt as I got up from the altar that day.

"Sad to say, I did not continue in a relationship with Jesus, but chose to live a life filled with sin.

"Soon after my experience at the altar came the end of my marriage. The final straw came just after our first anniversary when he smashed a beer bottle over my head. The nurses at the emergency room convinced me to flee the abuse. (These ER nurses took care of me twice that month. I had tried to commit suicide earlier in the month and done so in the hope of ending the torment in which I lived.)

"As I considered the words of the ER nurses, I knew all love had ceased when I lost all respect for him. I made the decision to flee from my abusive marriage by filing for a divorce." For more of the story, click here.

Divorce: God's Will?

by Stephen Gola

God Himself is fed-up with His church condemning those who have had a divorce and married again, and those who may need a divorce and will remarry! Looking for the TRUTH concerning a Christian marriage, divorce and being married again as taught in the Bible? It's in the book Divorce: God's Will? The Truth of Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible for Christians. About half the book is on his website plus other vital teachings. From the website, Stephen writes, “YOU can be FINALLY FREE from the guilt of divorce, or from the guilt of being married again after a divorce, TODAY! In two hours of reading you can be freed from a lifetime of bondage! Click here for one of the chapters from this marvelous book on the GWTW website plus read a book review by Adele Hebert.


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