In Christ Jesus, greeting.
Most often, it is best to heed the expression: "Let sleeping dogs lie."
Maintain patient and don't-rock-the-boat non-interference.
Let God Himself judge however He thinks best, because - after all - He'll do whatever HE wants done eventually anyway.
And, what benefit is it to some irritated prophet, likely called by the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus, to put himself in danger by correcting some other person, persons, or group of them.....which persons might, or more frequently, might not change and adjust whatever is causing irritation to the prophet - who probably not merely speaks for himself, but for several silent-and-afraid-to-object others who are also irritated with the same irritation imposed by the irritator and irritators.
The irritation this prophet is referring to is the repetitious imposition of the "HOME FREE for "battered" women and children" ad posted in Sunday church bulletin after Sunday church bulletin, which irritation (which he is now bravely, but hopefully safely, trying to display his non-relenting objection against) - is (to this writer) a needless, increasingly-tedious, and recurring imposition which he believes has already been, and will continue to even more become, counter-productive in several ways.
First of all, the visual harassment of seeing that ad in Sunday bulletin after Sunday bulletin will not only discourage both members and visitors to participating churches from continuing to faithfully attend services and weekly activities, but will cause offering-plate and other donations to dry up.....which is not in the best interests of churches and ministries seriously dependent on lean summer months contributions.
Of course, the adversary will do his damndest to try to deceive the adversely and rebelliously-stubborn wrong-headed to presume the opposite will occur. The Deceptive Ancient Serpent has done such in the past, is doing so now, and will continue to do so - until the Lord finally and permanently removes him from polluting God's precious elect saints.
There is a more sinister and far-reaching effect to pushing the sexist "battered"-women agenda in all its divisive and demonic forms, and that involves serious damage against harmonious cooperation and unity among brothers and sisters in the Church. There is a suspicion caused by shoving such non-solicited battered-WOMEN brainwashing and propaganda into the visual face of hapless pew-positioned victims, and the cancerous effect is a growing subtle and quiet hostility which results in dispersing the warm fellowship of the blessed into dismal oblivion.
The motivation(s) of the proponents of "battered"-women programs are obviously questionable, and even treatment for such perpetrators with a capable psychologist or psychiatrist may not be helpful in every case, because the problem, in most cases, is MUCH deeper - consisting of a spiritual sickness and sin which has to be dealt with in potentially harsh and violent ways and means Christ Himself chooses and operationizes...... however, whenever, and wherever.
Intriguing it is the use of the strange and worldly-media-blattered satanspeak/weaselword slogan buzzword of "battered" relating only to "women" and "children" are present. Why "battered?" Why not "beaten" or "pushed" or "slapped" or "whipped" or "shot?" And does that particular word always involve physical action.....because if it does not, then a different word should be used which does not obviously imply physical combat and touch.
And WHY only "women" are [so-called] "battered?" How about MEN also being "battered" in one form or another -- whether in actual physical striking or in mental and visual harassment and abuse by irresponsible, immodestly-attired [with indecent LOOSE long hair (hanging below mouth level) and/or naked sleevesless arms and/or nude legs exposed with shortened skirts and/or shorts, and/or toes bared by wearing sandals or flipflops without socks on underneath...for whatever doctrine-of-demon excuses and irrationalizations with shade trees and air conditioning available), non-domestic, arrogantly-defiant, frigid, and insubordinate women?
There is much Biblical basis on which to ponder the perplexities involved. For example:
1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 "Say to the people of Israel, When a man makes a special vow of persons to the LORD at your valuation,
3 then your valuation of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
4 If the person is a female, your valuation shall be thirty shekels.
5 If the person is from five years old up to twenty years old, your valuation shall be for a male twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
6 If the person is from a month old up to five years old, your valuation shall be for a male five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
7 And if the person is sixty years old and upward, then your valuation for a male shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
8 And if a man is too poor to pay your valuation, then he shall bring the person before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him who vowed the priest shall value him.
1 Moses said to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, "This is what the LORD has commanded.
2 When a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
3 Or when a woman vows a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by a pledge, while within her father's house, in her youth,
4 and her father hears of her vow and of her pledge by which she has bound herself, and says nothing to her; then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she has bound herself shall stand.
5 But if her father expresses disapproval to her on the day that he hears of it, no vow of hers, no pledge by which she has bound herself, shall stand; and the LORD will forgive her, because her father opposed her.
6 And if she is married to a husband, while under her vows or any thoughtless utterance of her lips by which she has bound herself,
7 and her husband hears of it, and says nothing to her on the day that he hears; then her vows shall stand, and her pledges by which she has bound herself shall stand.
8 But if, on the day that her husband comes to hear of it, he expresses disapproval, then he shall make void her vow which was on her, and the thoughtless utterance of her lips, by which she bound herself; and the LORD will forgive her.
9 But any vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, anything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.
10 And if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound herself by a pledge with an oath,
11 and her husband heard of it, and said nothing to her, and did not oppose her; then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she bound herself shall stand.
12 But if her husband makes them null and void on the day that he hears them, then whatever proceeds out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning her pledge of herself, shall not stand: her husband has made them void, and the LORD will forgive her.
13 Any vow and any binding oath to afflict herself, her husband may establish, or her husband may make void.
21 Do not give heed to all the things that men say, lest you hear your servant cursing you;
22 your heart knows that many times you have yourself cursed others.
23 All this I have tested by wisdom; I said, "I will be wise"; but it was far from me.
24 That which is, is far off, and deep, very deep; who can find it out?
25 I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the sum of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness which is madness.
26 And I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters; he who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her.
27 Behold, this is what I found, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum,
28 which my mind has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
29 Behold, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices.
12 My people: children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
10 Yet she was carried away, she went into captivity; her little ones were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men lots were cast, and all her great men were bound in chains.
11 You also will be drunken, you will be dazed; you will seek a refuge from the enemy.
12 All your fortresses are like fig trees with first-ripe figs--if shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater.
13 Behold, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your foes; fire has devoured your bars.
FIRST CORINTHIANS 7
1 Now concerning what you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
2 But, to avoid fornication, let each have his own wife, and let each have her own husband.
3 Let the husband give to the wife proper kindness, and likewise the wife also to the husband.
4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband. And likewise also the husband does not have power over his own body, but the wife.
5 Do not deprive one another, unless it is with consent for a time, so that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer. And come together again so that Satan does not tempt you for your incontinence.
FIRST CORINTHIANS 11
3 But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered dishonors his Head.
5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head; for that is even the same as if she were shaved.
6 For if the woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn. But if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.
7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man.
8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man.
9 Nor was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.
10 For this reason the woman ought to have authority on her head because of the angels.
11 But neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in the Lord.
12 For as the woman is of the man, even so the man is also by the woman; but all things of God.
13 Judge among yourselves: is it right that a woman pray to God unveiled?
14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if man has long hair, it is a shame to him?
15 But if a woman should have long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her in place of a veil.
16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the churches of God.
17 But in enjoining this, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse.
18 For first of all, when you come together in the church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it.
19 For there must also be heresies among you, that the approved ones may be revealed among you.
FIRST CORINTHIANS 14
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
34 Let your women be silent in the churches; for it is not permitted to them to speak, but to be in subjection, as the Law also says.
35 And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in a church.
36 Or did the Word of God go out from you? Or did it reach only to you?
37 If anyone thinks to be a prophet, or a spiritual one, let him recognize the things I write to you, that they are a commandment of the Lord.
38 But if any is ignorant, let him be ignorant.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it,
26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word,
27 that He might present it to Himself as the glorious church, without spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So men ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord loves the church.
30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
31 "For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two of them shall be one flesh."
32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 But also let everyone of you in particular so love his wife even as himself, and the wife that she defers to her husband.
18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
FIRST TIMOTHY 2
8 Therefore, I desire that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
9 In the same way also, I desire that women adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and sensibility, not adorned with broiding, or gold, or pearls, or costly clothing,
10 but with good works, which becomes women professing godliness.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I do not allow a woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 But she will saved through childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with sobriety.
FIRST PETER 3
1 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives
2 when they see your reverent and chaste behavior.
3 Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing,
4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
5 So once the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves and were submissive to their husbands,
6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are now her children if you do right and let nothing terrify you.
7 Likewise you husbands, live considerately with your wives, bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker gender, since you are joint heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.