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Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Monthly Archives: March, 2018

Gender & DV: the key facts

The problem of domestic/family intimate partner violence is largely a problem of violence by men against women and children.  Comparing men’s violence against female partners & ex-partners and women’s violence against male partners & ex-partners, men’s violence: Is far more common Has much worse impacts Is far less likely to be self-defence If we only …

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A letter of confession which a victim would really want to receive

If only Andy Savage had written this to Jules Woodson, but he didn’t. This fictional letter is what Dr Julia Dahl thinks Andy Savage should have written to Jules. Although it’s only a made-up letter, I believe our readers will find it helpful in their own journey of recovery. While reading it I felt how …

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Walking with the Wounded — sermon by Ps Sam Powell

Does the book of Galatians tell us that we are to “restore” an abuser in a spirit of gentleness. This is often the excuse church leaders use when they take the abuser under their wing and attempt to “restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness…” In this sermon Ps Sam Powell examines two …

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Child Safety Training — by Ps Jimmy Hinton, the son of a pedophile pastor

Of people sitting in pews, 40% have been or are currently being sexually abused. Learn from the son of a pedophile how to stop them in their tracks. One is too many — 40% is unacceptable. Know their techniques! Pastor Jimmy Hinton’s life was turned upside down when a victim disclosed to him that she …

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The hypocrisy of lip service

An ancient anonymous inscription inside Lubeck Cathedral, Germany Ye call Me Master and obey me not. Ye call Me Light and see me not.Ye call Me Way and walk me not. Ye call Me Life and choose me not.Ye call Me Wise and follow me not.Ye call Me Fair and love me not.Ye call Me Rich and …

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Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control – Don Hennessy’s new book (DH Digest part 12)

Don Hennessy’s book Steps to Freedom: Escaping Intimate Control is different from most ‘sympathy’ and ‘support’ books which rely on the target woman to protect herself. Instead it talks directly to the target woman while she is being controlled and hopes to give her the permission and the skills to protect her mind and her soul. …

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