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  • Not in my church! Not in my church! 06 December 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    ‘Surely not in my church?’ is a comment that we have heard at Restored when discussing that domestic abuse happens in churches too.
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  • #Liedentity by Bishop Rachel Treweek #Liedentity by Bishop Rachel Treweek 29 November 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    The 16-24 age group are most likely to be affected by abuse in relationships – affecting the way young people view themselves and their future relationships. Our Ambassador, Bishop Rachel Treweek of Gloucester, is passionate about seeing young people firm in their identity in Christ rather than from the many ...
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  • Guest Blog written by Always Hopeful 21 September 2018 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    This blog was written by Always Hopeful, a survivor of domestic abuse. You can follow their journey on Facebook (@alwayshopefulandnotabused) or read their blog at www.alwayshopefulandnotabused.blogspot.comFacebook reminded me this morning that seven years ago today I drove my eldest son to school, drove home then opened and downed a bottle ...
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  • ‘My husband hired a hitman to kill me - but I forgive him' 05 July 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    This online BBC article seems to romanticise forgiveness and reconciliation by asking us to celebrate the fact that a domestic violence victim was easily able to forgive her husband who tried to kill her, as if he had forgotten to buy bread at the shops, and would have taken him back if he had been acquitted.

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  • Football's Coming Home Football's Coming Home 22 June 2018 — Andrew Caplen — Blog

    FOOTBALL COMING HOME?So, the World Cup is underway. Russia, the unfancied hosts, have won two matches and qualified for the next round. Christiano Ronaldo has already scored four goals and, wonder upon wonders, England defeated Tunisia in their first match. The back - and some front - pages of the ...
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  • Spiritual Abuse Spiritual Abuse 31 May 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Spiritual abuse is coercion and control of one individual by another in a spiritual context.
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  • Next time you ask ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ - remember this picture. Next time you ask ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ - remember this picture. 20 April 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Polly Neate, former Chief Executive of Women’s Aid wrote an article in iNews which included this image taken by a police officer on a domestic abuse call in London and shared on Twitter by the Metropolitan Police.This photo is shocking - knives are on each step on either side of ...
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  • #MeToo - Why men must speak out more #MeToo - Why men must speak out more 08 February 2018 — Peter Grant — Blog

    This week we celebrated 100 years since (some!) women were given the vote here in the UK, but recent events have continued to shine a light on the uphill struggle women still face for empowerment. How should men be responding?

    We are pleased to publish a guest blog from Jack McQuibban, Public Affairs Adviser at Cruelty Free International.
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  • Pornography and Domestic Abuse:  Is there a link? Pornography and Domestic Abuse: Is there a link? 16 January 2018 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Domestic abuse is all about power and control, thus the man that perpetrates power over his partner, in an abusive manner, has his views consolidated when he watches pornography.


    (Image taken from: www.one-in-four.com)


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  • 2017 Review 2017 Review 22 December 2017 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    What a year 2017 has been!
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