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Today I’m planning to go to the movie War Room. I can’t wait; it looks so good!

The critics have tore into it (no surprise ,since it’s Christian based). One review that I read today has me intrigued. The review from Jim Judy at Screen It says:

“The flick has a potentially dangerous ‘remedy’ to domestic abuse … it’s not up to Elizabeth to change or judge her husband, regardless of his behavior. Instead, she should respect, love, forgive, and pray for him, and let God do the rest. That’s all fine and dandy, but there are plenty of religious wives (and children) who’ve eventually been beaten and even killed by abusive husbands/fathers despite all of the prayers in the world.”

Interesting the main character’s name is Elizabeth (my formal name). I’m a childhood sexual abuse and physical abuse survivor, which I share about in my memoir Promises In the Dark: One Woman’s Search for Authentic Love, and I am the survivor of domestic violence in my second marriage, so I don’t condone abuse in any form.

Promises In The Dark: One Woman's Search for Authentic Love

Promises In The Dark:
One Woman’s Search
for Authentic Love
Available at BethJones.net & Amazon

 

Too many women are held captive by domestic violence, whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse, or a combination of all three, Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence, with 85% being women and 15% being men. There are 3 women murdered every day by a former or current male partner. Since 2003, 18,000 women have been killed by men in domestic violence disputes. It’s a problem that won’t go away quickly. Violence almost always escalates. (Resource: The Huffington Post, 30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It’s An Epidemic)

If you are a victim of abuse and/or domestic violence, please get help and to a safe place quickly. You (or your children) are not a punching bag. God never intended for you to tolerate abuse “in the name of submission.”

Far too many pastors advise women to “just submit” to their physically, mentally, and/or emotionally abusive husbands, putting them (and possibly their children) in danger. This also is true for pastors telling wives to “just forgive” their husband’s pornography addiction, adultery, emotional affairs, etc., like Laurie Hall writes about in her powerful book, An Affair of The Mind (a book I highly recommend).

After I see the matinee War Room today, I’ll let you know if I agree with the above review from Screen It. But I’ve heard from a few Facebook friends that they loved it.

Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think? Leave your comments below.

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My new book now available as an Ebook on Nook at Barnes and Noble

Promises In The Dark: One Woman's Search for Authentic Love

Promises In The Dark: One Woman’s Search
for Authentic Love by Beth Jones

I’m so excited! My new book, Promises In The Dark: One Woman’s Search for Authentic Love, is now available as an Ebook for Nook at Barnes and Noble!

Whoop!

Here’s what my client and friend Stephanie Carter had to say after reading it:

I just finished Beth Jones’ book, Promises in the Dark.… Let me say, Beth, thank you for your courage to write each and every word. It was very transparent and telling, to say the least. I was greatly inspired to know Jesus and to write my own stories. It is a great book that I believe will bring healing or at least open a door for women needing healing from their secrets and false promises. They will see your transparency and be encouraged to move from the dark to the light of Jesus. Thank you for writing this book. God bless you.”

To get your Ebook right now on Nook, 🙂 just click here.

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 07/01/14

Contact: Beth Jones
bethjones612@gmail.com

Promises In The Dark: One Woman’s Search for Authentic Love
Powerful. Riveting. Raw. Triumphant.

Speaker/Author Beth Jones’ new book is released!

Butler, MO – International Speaker/Author Beth Jones’ new book, Promises In The Dark: One Woman’s Search for Authentic Love, is now available. You can buy the book and the Ebook for Kindle on Amazon at http://www.bethjones.net/promises-in-the-dark/. Beth Jones is a Butler resident of 6 years and is wife of 21 years to Bates County Memorial Hospital paramedic Ray Jones.

“There is One whose promises you can count on. His name is God. He is faithful and true. God’s promises are for real and forever.” – Beth Jones, Promises In The Dark: One Woman’s Search for Authentic Love.

The world promises you so much…and leaves you empty. Sex. Success. Money. Alcohol. Drugs. Education. Entertainment. Being the best spouse or parent. You’ve tried many different things that the world offers and promises you to give you happiness, but they’ve left you empty and unsatisfied. Always searching, never finding what you’re looking for. But there is One whose promises you can count on and who will fulfill you. God’s promises are for real and forever. Beth Jones is a woman who was searching for authentic love. Transparently sharing her painful, arduous journey of childhood abuse, 3 abortions, and adulterous relationships to the strong faith she has today in Jesus Christ, Beth guides you on a journey of discovery that Jesus is Authentic Love and you can always trust God’s promises.

“Promises In The Dark is Beth’s life story of warfare and triumph. She shares part of her life that not many would admit, only for the glory of God. Beth is brilliant in showing that no matter how hard or terrifying life may get, God is always present with unconditional love that no human can give. Promises In The Dark enlightens you with the power of God’s Word and promises that confronts all darkness.” – Rochelle Valasek, Doctor of Divinity, Speaker/Author/Spiritual Health Coach, www.RochelleValasek.com.

Beth is an International Speaker, life coach, and author of 7 books. Her mission is equipping women to use their gifts for God, doing what they love, and prospering in all areas of life. You can find out more about Beth’s new book and Ebook at http://www.bethjones.net/promises-in-the-dark/

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