Even in our own countries, and even in our own churches, statistics about the percentage of women who have experienced violence is staggering.
It's hard not to get sucked into all the Super Bowl hype. So, how do we watch the Super Bowl and all its "creative" ads? Perhaps we watch with awareness.
Find supplemental resources related to criminal sexual history and involvement in church.
If You Are an Abused Male or Know One, Would You Be Interested in Reading the the Healing Journeys of Four Male Survivors?
The men I'm a part of in an abuse support group are writing brief entries of their stories, and we believe it offers an alternative to the traditional 12 Step program. We're not convinced such programs are adequately meeting the needs of male survivors.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres...."
Our church has been dealing with a husband for more than a year who has repeatedly violated his domestic-violence probation and been arrested.
This webinar explores how churches can navigate between these truths so that the church becomes a safe and healing community, a station of hope for those who are repentant and seek the Lord's help to make better choices and walk in righteousness.
"[Your church's] abuse prevention policy should confirm your organization’s commitment to providing a safe environment for children and declare zero tolerance for abuse, harassment or neglect committed by any children’s or youth ministry worker, including employees, members and volunteers." - Robertson Hall Insurance
The following songs from the Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal would work well for an abuse awareness service.
"Churches are natural targets for sexual predators ... What is really needed is a healthy suspicion of human frailty, our own as well as others." - Bob Harvey, Faith Today
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