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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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  • Why I co-founded Restored 06 December 2016 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Ruth’s husband abused her – but her church did nothing to helpI met Ruth in 2006 when I visited Zimbabwe to scope out a project for Tearfund. I had just finished speaking to a group from her church when she approached me and asked to speak to me in private.Ruth ...
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  • Margaret's Story - 7 Years On 11 November 2016 — Esther Sweetman — Survivors’ stories

    I would love to say that the last 7 years have been easy, the journey here has been tough . . .

    but I feel truly blessed that I am now in a position to help others who find themselves in abusive situations. My years of heartache have not been wasted. God is using me now to bring healing to others. He is so amazing.
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  • Infidelity or Domestic Abuse? 14 October 2016 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Historically, society has used language that has served to minimise infidelity and its consequences. This ignores the fact that infidelity itself is abuse and the role that infidelity plays in a larger pattern of abusive behaviour....
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  • We need to talk about Donald Trump 11 October 2016 — Peter Grant — Blog

    I am appalled by Donald Trump’s words and behaviour. He is not fit to be US President. I am even more appalled that any Christian would endorse or condone his views.....
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  • International Peace Day International Peace Day 21 September 2016 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Today is International Peace Day. What does it take to make peace?
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