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1. Sexual abuse in adult relationships.
2. Pedophilia and child molestation.
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Sexual abuse in adult to adult relationships
A four-part course on DVD, which is available for purchase, will equip both counselors and church leaders to help Christian organizations prepare and implement procedures to prevent child and adult abuse and to take appropriate action when faced with allegations. The two speakers of the course are Philip G. Monroe, PsyD and Basyle Tchividjian, JD.
Julie Anne Smith, who runs the blog Spiritual Sounding Board, exposes and critiques the practices of ‘Domestic Discipline’ so called, which can be a way for abusers to pressure their victims into accepting S&M practices in the bedroom as well as making them submit to physical assault and violence.
by Dr. Phil Monroe, Christian Psychologist and biblical counselor.
Phil Monroe, Christian Psychologist and biblical counselor, refutes the argument that according to 1 Corinthians 7:14, women must submit to their husband’s sexual requests.
This website is for professionals who encounter women who have experienced the crime of intimate partner sexual violence. It contains knowledge useful for doctors, counsellors, police, social workers, domestic violence advocates, sexual assault works, and others.
This post at Spiritual Sounding Board exposes and rebuts the wicked thinking of a man who claims that martial rape cannot happen in a Christian marriage because the wife gave permanent consent to sexual intercourse with her husband when she took her marriage vows.
Fact sheet by xyonline.net, also available in PDF. Summary from the fact sheet:
Women routinely make up allegations of domestic violence and rape, including to gain advantage in family law cases. And women use protection orders to remove men from their homes or deny contact with children.
- The risk of domestic violence increases at the time of separation.
- Most allegations of domestic violence in the context of family law proceedings are made in good faith and with support and evidence for their claims.
- Rates of false accusations of rape are very low.
- Women living with domestic violence often do not take out protection orders and do so only as a last resort.
- Protection orders provide an effective means of reducing women’s vulnerability to violence.
A review of research regarding civil court orders of protective. Protection Orders are a key resource now available in every state in the US as a potential legal response to domestic violence. While available in all states, the types of protections offered, legal requirements, and procedures vary from state-to-state. (This review is by the University of Kentucky in the USA, so it’s findings will be more applicable to the USA than other countries.)
An ACFJ post that might answer some questions from mothers who are about to have to provide their abuser with unsupervised access to their children, and the mothers know the abuser has been sexually grooming or outright sexually abusing the children.
A website set up by Victoria’s Centre for Sexual Assault allows women to anonymously report cases of sexual assault and misconduct. The data you provide to SAWA will be passed on to Police all over Australia with any information that identifies you removed. This will help the police to identify trends and make communities safer.
By Michael Flood
Sexist jokes often are dismissed or excused as harmless fun. Yet they have real, negative effects in the world. They are linked to sexist and violent behaviour, they worsen gender inequalities, and they increase tolerance for violence against women.
3 one-minute videos that each feature an ordinary setting in which one character uses victim-blaming behavior to excuse their problematic actions, similar to the victim-blaming actions in cases of sexual assault and domestic abuse.
from NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), an article that discussions the correlation between sexual assault and trauma to eating disorders.
by Victoria Police, Australia, is a series of of six podcasts produced by Victoria Police (Australia). It offers a rare glimpse into the real life cases and the people behind them. Over six episodes, you’ll hear from investigators, experts, victim-survivors, bringing their stories out from the shadows and into the light reality.
ACFJ FAQ page with a list of related posts
Pedophilia and Child Molestation
These links may be helpful to women who find they are or have been married to pedophiles. They may also be of help to those who are dealing with child molestation.
Brenda Elysium shares her story of being married for over three decades to a man who had a secret identity – that of a pedophile. She shares some of the details of her life in order to help others who are isolated by the secrecy inherent in living with an individual with a sexual compulsion or addition.
Powerful story from eldest daughter of The Willis Clan. “As far back as I can remember, I was sexually abused by my father…”
- Being Married to a Pedophile: A Wife Speaks out and Offers Hope to Other Wives of Pedophiles.
- Personal Story: Wife of Pedophile Shares How Her Husband Manipulated Her from Seeing the Truth
- Open Letter to Editors of Christianity Today from Ex-Wife of Pedophile: “Predators in Our Midst”
- There is a Pedophile in My Family: The Tools I Gave My Children to Protect Them from Harm
A website whose mission is to empower the Christian community through education and training to recognize and respond to the sin of child abuse.
Jimmy Hinton is a child protection advocate, a pastor, a husband and a father. In 2011, Jimmy’s life was turned upside down when a victim disclosed to him that she had been sexually abused by the former pastor – Jimmy’s father. Jimmy and his mother Clara reported his father to the police. John Hinton is currently serving a 30-60 year prison sentence for sex crimes against children and won’t be eligible for parole for 30 years.
Since then Jimmy has worked tirelessly to understand the mind and motives of pedophiles so that we can better protect children from them. His site is dedicated to his musing on abuse, God, and the journey of healing for survivors.
A 50 minute interview where Jimmy tells his story of how he found out about his father and the circumstances leading up to his father’s arrest. In addition Jimmy talks about how most Christians don’t understand what the Bible says about evil. He talks about sin leveling, the role of the pastor and church leadership and how their role is to protect the sheep and they are to report, not investigate, criminal matters.
We have a Jimmy Hinton tag which contains all the posts we have written about Jimmy’s work.
A peer support forum for ‘affected partners’ – people who are affected by and concerned about the child abuse material viewed by their partner, husband or family members.
Rosie Batty, former Australian of the Year and Domestic Violence campaigner, talks of the trauma she experienced when she discovered her ex-partner had been charged with accessing online child abuse material at a library. His child pornography charges are a lesser-known part of Batty’s tragic and well-publicized story.
For any who suffer from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. Founded by David Pittman who is a child sexual abuse survivor. Boz Tchividjian’s interview with David Pittman.