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  • What do we need to let go ? What do we need to let go ? 09 August 2019 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    In a world that tells us that we need to be powerful and successful, what do we need to let go?
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  • Draft Domestic Abuse Bill - why it matters Draft Domestic Abuse Bill - why it matters 16 July 2019 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    The Draft Domestic Abuse Bill is now being discussed in parliament. What does this mean for you and your church?
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  • Talking to Children about Domestic Violence and Abuse Talking to Children about Domestic Violence and Abuse 30 April 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Knowing how to talk to children about domestic violence and abuse can be very challenging.

    Read on for helpful tips, suggestions and further resources.
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  • Domestic Abuse in Church Communities: A Safe Pastoral Response Domestic Abuse in Church Communities: A Safe Pastoral Response 22 March 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    An outstanding book on understanding and managing domestic abuse in Christian communities.
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  • How To Be An Event of Grace in a Survivor's Life How To Be An Event of Grace in a Survivor's Life 06 March 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Christine explains why it was so hard for her to recognize the abuse she was experiencing . . .

    'The abuse got worse little by little so it increasingly became normal, until my ex destroyed every part of me.'

    But I passionately believe that it is everyday ordinary friends who can make the difference - become an awesome friend.
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  • Domestic Abuse and Divorce: A Biblical Perspective Domestic Abuse and Divorce: A Biblical Perspective 08 February 2019 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    God defends the rights of the marginalised and abused—which is why God permits divorce throughout the Bible which includes the case of abused women.
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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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