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Attacked from the inside – Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

It’s estimated that almost one in 10 Australian women has experienced sexual violence at the hands of the person she’s meant to trust most – her intimate partner. The crime scene may be her own home, her own bed. Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) is little understood, with insidious consequences for the women exposed to …

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Tolerant Jesus Meek and Mild — a blog I recommend

[September 16, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] I recently discovered the blog Tolerant Jesus Meek & Mild [Internet Archive link]. The blogger obviously understands the dynamics of abuse and how the Bible is misinterpreted in ways …

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Revised Edition of “Not Under Bondage” is in the pipeline

[August 13, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] [Update added August 13, 2022. Barb won’t be writing a revised edition of Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion. For more information, please read her …

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Animal abuse and domestic violence

Approximately 60% of domestic violence victims stay in abusive relationships because they don’t want to leave their pet behind. 15% return to violent homes because of fear for their animals. Head trauma is one of the most common non-accidental injuries for pets in domestic violence. Dogs are the most common type of animal to be …

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Walking Through Abuse with a Loved One – Jacob and Rachael Denhollander share their experiences

Rachael suffered sexual abuse as a child, from two male perpetrators. One was a church leader, the other was Dr Larry Nassar who is now in jail for abusing multiple girls in his role as doctor for high level gymnasts. Rachael’s husband, Jacob, is not a survivor of sexual abuse. Rachael and Jacob describe how …

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When dental visits unearth old trauma

[May 26, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] Trigger Warning From the taste of blood in her mouth to feeling powerless and unable to talk, sexual assault survivor Juliet dreaded annual visits to the dentist. Everything brought …

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