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  • ​When churches don’t acknowledge abuse – and we have to leave. Paula's Story 25 April 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Survivors’ stories

    Many Christian women who are victims of domestic abuse end up having to leave their church.

    This blog looks at the issues regarding moving to a new church that I experienced – and three examples of God’s grace and love in enabling me to start afresh in a new fellowship.
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  • A Christian Survivors' Network A Christian Survivors' Network 25 April 2017 — Lucy — Blog

    A Christian Community for Survivors

    Female survivors of domestic abuse are at different stages of recovery, with different needs yet similar experiences.

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  • Be Bold for Change: Inspiration in the House of Lords 11 April 2017 — Esther Sweetman — News

    Restored was involved in a recent event at the House of Lords to mark International Women's Day.
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  • A New Start out of Berlin’s Red Light District A New Start out of Berlin’s Red Light District 06 April 2017 — Harriette Drew — Blog

    Chronicle by our First Man Standing Officer Harriette Drew about visiting NeuStart a project in the red district of Berlin.
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  • Domestic Abuse and Substance Abuse 17 March 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    ​In addition to a prior history of being abusive, heavy substance use is a major risk factor for domestic violence.


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  • Victim Blaming in the Media Victim Blaming in the Media 24 February 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    A recent article in the Daily Mail, written by Catherine Hakim, author of The New Rules: Economies Of Desire, says that wives who don’t have enough sex with their husbands are partly to blame for men committing sexual assault.
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  • Pornography: A Biblical Reflection Part 2 24 January 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Welcome back to the second part of our blog on the Bible and pornography written by my good friend Paul Spray. In part 1 Paul looked at the scale of internet pornography and the assumptions underlying it. Here in part 2 he reflects on Biblical texts from Hosea, Jesus and the Song of Songs to help guide our response.
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  • Pornography: A Biblical Reflection Part 1 24 January 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    It is great to introduce a two-part blog which provides a Biblical reflection on pornography written by my good friend Paul Spray. In part 1 Paul looks at the scale of internet pornography and the assumptions underlying it. In part 2 he reflects on Biblical texts from Hosea, Jesus and the Song of Songs to help guide our response.

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  • Forgiveness, Faith and Abuse 24 January 2017 — Vani Krishnaswamy — Blog

    A guest blog by Sally Hope.

    She hosts a Facebook page and a blog aimed at supporting Christian Women who have suffered Domestic Abuse and raising awareness. Here blog is called Always Hopeful. See here https://www.facebook.com/alwayshopefulandnotabused
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  • How Abuse is Portrayed in the Media How Abuse is Portrayed in the Media 17 January 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    There was not just minimisation of the abuse in this media article but actually turning our understanding of abuse on its head - turning abuse into a comedy.
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