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Consent: Not That Complicated

In both secular and Christian cultures, the basic right to say no at any time confuses people. A recent video comparing consent to offering someone a cup of tea shows it's not that complicated.

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When Is It "OK" to Leave?

When is it the right decision to leave an abusive marriage? This anonymous author shares her painful journey of wrestling with the decision to leave an emotionally abusive marriage.

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The Courage to Leave

What do you think of when you think of an act of courage? This article explores the necessary courage to leave an emotionally abusive marriage.

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Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

In her recent book Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife, Ruth Tucker offers a compelling and harrowing account of the ways in which unchallenged assumptions about gender hierarchy can create a climate of enabling abuse within the church.

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Hoping for Change

Too often I hear from women who are hurting because of something that happened to them within the church family. Dare I hope that this can change?  

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Rethinking Forgiveness

“You will never fully heal until you forgive,” is a phrase I’ve heard more times than I care to acknowledge. Is it possible that modern ideas about forgiveness do more harm than good? 

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Protecting Children

When we feel safe, we can be curious, learn, and grow—attributes that we especially want to foster in our children and youth. As faith communities, we need to invest time and resources into safety. 

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Without You, It’s Really Nothing

Safe Church Ministry is called to equip congregations in abuse awareness, prevention, and response. “It’s a ridiculous mandate,” I’ve heard myself say. It can be overwhelming, with progress slower than I'd like. 

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