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  • Healthy Relationships: Predictors and Red Flags Healthy Relationships: Predictors and Red Flags 30 August 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    We all know the key elements of a good relationship: respect, honesty, and good communication. Most people think those elements are in place when they enter their relationships or get married. Yet we also know that a person demonstrating respect, honesty and good communication skills in their working life, for example, does not necessarily predict how that same person will behave in an intimate relationship.

    So this discussion will challenge us to consider observable inter-relational predictors, not just individual traits, when thinking about healthy long term relationships and to be able to identify red flags that may be causes for concern.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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