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Domestic Violence is an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience)

Apr 24, 2020

Watching one person who you love and who is supposed to love you violently abuse someone else you love, you depend on and who loves you is terrifying. It shatters a child’s belief that they can be safe in their home or in their skin. A parent who is being abused is very stressed, and is unlikely to be able to function as well as a parent as they otherwise would.

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A Shepherd Protecting His Flock!

Apr 22, 2020

I have become increasingly concerned as I have lamented the failure of ministries to protect their members from the sexual predators and perpetrators of domestic violence in our society that I may appear to be disillusioned with Christ’s church. Although I have grieved over the church’s failures, I have fought to keep from getting cynical over them by keeping focused upon Christ, the author and finisher of our faith.

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Helping Your Marriage Survive the Coronavirus

Apr 20, 2020

We’re several weeks into the coronavirus outbreak, and by now you’ve memorized a dozen methods for keeping your body’s immune system strong. But what are you doing to keep your marriage strong?

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10 Requests for Church Leaders From a Sexual Abuse Survivor

Apr 17, 2020

At the 2019 ERLC Caring Well Conference, I shared 10 requests from my perspective of an SBC sexual abuse survivor. I’ve included my requests, expanded with commentary in order to help guide your thinking as you care well for trauma survivors.

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Rachael Denhollander: Empowered by Her Faith

Apr 15, 2020

After years of silence, she found the courage to testify against Dr. Larry Nassar, the doctor who had been sexually abusing young women for years. I opened my laptop to check my grocery list. My two older children were running around downstairs. My baby daughter was with me. My husband, Jacob, a carpenter, and a Southern Seminary graduate student, had already left. My gaze went to a Facebook trending story: “A Blind Eye to Sex Abuse: How USA Gymnastics Failed to Report Cases,” from The Indianapolis Star.

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Everyone Needs a Co-pilot

Apr 13, 2020

Processing the trauma from familial child sexual abuse is a very daunting process. Childhood sexual abuse crosses all boundaries, robs their victims of their basic human rights, and disrupts the victim’s normal growth and development. Young victims take on the responsibility of their abuse and experience guilt, shame, and self-blame as a result of it. These feelings are carried with them long after the abuse has ended.

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Easter Prophecy

Apr 10, 2020

God gave me this prophecy ten (10) years ago for His people. When He told me to proclaim it again this year as we approach Easter I said,”Lord, I am not comfortable giving a ‘recycled’ prophecy.’” He immediately reminded me that His Word is eternal, and this prophecy is just as applicable today as it…

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Progression to Divine Power

Apr 8, 2020

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday when the Church celebrates the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Unfortunately, most people have never realized that in this account God reveals His progression into Divine power. Let us study this progression starting with Matthew 21:1-11, you will discover that it is revealed in four (4) words, all…

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I’m a Survivor of Sexual Abuse—Here Is How I Found Peace

Apr 3, 2020

Kathy Andersen knows a lot about overcoming adversity. Adopted as an infant in Australia and sexually abused by her adoptive father throughout her childhood, she’s triumphed over more difficulty than most people experience in a lifetime. Featured in Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Andersen related that learning to embrace life and move on from her troubles allowed her to to surmount the obstacles keeping her from success and happiness.

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