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  • Why is Gwen walking a 100K of the Thames Path for Restored? Why is Gwen walking a 100K of the Thames Path for Restored? 15 August 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    I was one of those who carried the shame and stigma until I came across Restored, through them, and with a church where I was supported, my life has quite literally been transformed. Looking back just 4 or 5 years I see a woman I hardly recognise.
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  • I've Run Out of Fight I've Run Out of Fight 01 August 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Recently BBC news highlighted a case where a man was jailed for 10 years for the manslaughter of his ex girlfriend after she killed herself as a ‘direct result’ of his coercive and controlling behaviour.

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  • A Christian Survivors' Network A Christian Survivors' Network 04 July 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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  • What does it mean to be a good father? 14 June 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Father’s Day is a chance to remember and honour our dads and the other men who have played a positive role in our lives. I want to turn this around to focus on our own role as fathers and to ask: What does it mean to be a good father?
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  • It might be nothing, but it could mean everything. It might be nothing, but it could mean everything. 26 May 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    A guide for people who think their friend, relative, neighbour or colleague may be in an abusive relationship.

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  • Reflecting on complementarianism and domestic violence 20 May 2017 — Guest — Blog

    Guest blog by Erica Hamence, Anglican Minister and Common Grace's Domestic & Family Violence Justice Team member.
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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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