Have you ever wondered how you or your faith community would respond to a situation where one member holds a Personal Protection Order (PPO) against another member?
This story is part of Safe Church Ministry's SOS series. In this post, an anonymous CRC congregant shares his second blog of his journey of recognizing, remembering, and processing the abuse he endured.
Ruth Everhart, Presbyterian pastor, and author of The #MeToo Reckoning discussed how too often, churches have been complicit in protecting those who abuse and in maintaining cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence.
In a powerful blog, Hilary Jerome Scarsella reflects on what she has experienced and witnessed in the years following her sexual assault on the campus of her seminary.
This five-part series considers what the Bible says about power and how we might better follow Jesus’ way of self-emptying power (Philippians 2). This series is a partnership between the CRC's Safe Church Ministry and the Office of Social Justice.
Nancy shares memories from her life, which was characterized by domestic abuse for many years. Despite the pain and loss, she finds hope for each day, and the strength that she needs, in her precious Lord, Jesus.
This story should help us realize that sexual assault must never be minimized and there must always be proper discipline administered to those who abuse their power. This too should remind us of the devastation that sexually inappropriate and assaultive behavior causes for women and men in all walks of life.