I frequently correspond with abuse victims and survivors over social media and via email, but every once in a while, I receive a communication from an abuser. Sometimes, it’s a situation where the abuser is repentant, and wants advice on how to get help. Other times, it’s just utterly bizarre and disturbing, and I report it to the police. Such …
Today (June 3, 2020) at 3PM CT / 4PM ET, Jennifer will be featured live on Iron Sharpens Iron radio: Free Book Giveaway! Episode Description: Jennifer Michelle Greenberg is a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter (who has received a wonderful commendation from Brian Ray, Bassist & Guitarist for Paul McCartney), author, wife, mother, and half of a musical duo with her husband, Jason. She’s an advocate for victims …
Today I have the honor of being featured on the Jesus Calling podcast alongside author Angela Braniff, who wrote the book, Love Without Borders. Please listen to our interviews, or read the transcript, here. Jesus Calling Podcast: My name is Jennifer Greenberg, and I am the survivor of twenty-one years of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and psychological abuse …
If we will only listen to people in pain when they articulate clearly and calmly, then we will never listen at all. What happened to me repeatedly and agonizingly must never happen to another child of the OPC.
I do not wish to harm the OPC, but I have been grievously harmed within it. I fear that to apologize for my grief could imply to other survivors that they should not express their own grief, so I cannot do that. Rather, I beg you to be patient with me. Try to see the world and our denomination through my eyes. I want it to be my home, but I also want it to be safe.
I am sorry that it has come to this. I have tried to warn, to hold accountable in private, to encourage righteousness and honor. No one listens. No one cares. You fear the abuser more than you fear God.
Originally, when I submitted this to New Horizons, I did not name names. However, I have since edited and updated the piece, because I believe that honesty is incredibly important at this time. A follow up article detailing further abuse and failures within the OPC will be posted shortly.
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Mark Abinante performs at churches and teaches children music lessons. But he is a convicted sex offender found guilty of sexually abusing a child.