Are there warning signs in a relationship?
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.
How many lives could be changed if the church talked as openly about abuse as any other chronic and life-threatening issues their congregants faced?
The 'Power and Control Wheel' has been used for many years to describe the central power and control dynamic that operates in many kinds of abusive relationships.
A recent article in Christianity Today highlights a few of the reasons why it can be difficult for those who have survived abuse to be in church.
Consider attending the Active Bystander Training that is being offered virtually by Mennonite Central Committee at the end of October!