Filtered by: Blog

Write your own blog post to share your ministry experience with others.

Sort by

Blog
18 views
0 shares
1 rating
3 comments

Ob Scenus

There are ways to illustrate the horror and the impact of rape in the storyline, without explicitly showing the rape. What are your thoughts on this?

Safe Church
Blog
6 views
0 shares
0 rating
1 comment

Out of the Ashes

Statistics have shown that people, even once they are out of abusive situations, often return to the abusive relationship. How are congregations equipped for the task of building up and walking alongside others?

Safe Church
Blog
21 views
0 shares
0 rating
6 comments

Crying Rape

Which story would you rather read: A story about a woman alleging gang rape at a prestigious university? Or a story about how the reporter covering that story failed to maintain good journalistic standards?

Safe Church
Blog
8 views
0 shares
0 rating
9 comments

Ties That Bind

Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence, yet financial abuse happens in 98% of all cases of domestic violence.

Safe Church
Blog
8 views
1 share
0 rating
7 comments

Breaking the Silence: A Question of Culture

Our denomination and each of our congregations also have a culture. Is it a culture that promotes openness, or one that encourages hiding difficult struggles? What messages are implicit in our culture about disclosing experiences of abuse?

Safe Church
Blog
11 views
0 shares
0 rating
3 comments

Abuse Awareness: It’s Up to You

One Sunday each year (the fourth Sunday in September) has been designated Abuse Awareness Sunday. The annual email goes out, “Tell us what you did for Abuse Awareness Sunday”. Here are some responses from 2014.

Safe Church
Blog
4 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Who Chooses the Prevention?

In July, a news story hit the web about four male students who developed a fingernail polish that indicates the presence of date rape drugs by changing color after being dipped in the drink. While many applauded this invention, some saw negative implications.

Safe Church
Blog
5 views
1 share
0 rating
7 comments

Consider Our Response

I was sexually assaulted by a professor from my Christian undergraduate university. After reporting it to the university, I sought out my church family and other Christian friends for guidance and comfort. What I often received, though, were pointed questions and veiled accusations...

Safe Church
Blog
6 views
1 share
0 rating
1 comment

Reflections on an Event

We welcomed people as they arrived, while being hopeful that people would take time on a summer evening to come to an inspiring program. The featured speaker was nationally known Christian author, speaker, and licensed family and marriage counselor...

Safe Church

Pages

RSS