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  • Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director Press Release: Former Law Society President to start as New Co-Director 20 April 2018 — Jessica Clarke — News

    Photo Credit: The Law SocietyFormer Law Society President Andrew Caplen is set to become co-Director of Restored, the Christian charity campaigning to end violence against women. He will join Restored on 1 May 2018 following the retirement of Peter Grant and will lead the charity alongside Mandy Marshall who, with ...
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  • 2017 Review 2017 Review 22 December 2017 — Jessica Clarke — Blog

    What a year 2017 has been!
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  • Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? Are there Harvey Weinsteins in the church? 31 October 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    The Harvey Weinstein story exemplifies many of the issues that we set up First Man Standing to address. Abuse is much wider that Hollywood or Westminster. The stories and statistics are hard to read, but force us to face up to the reality that violence against women happens “in churches too”.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FMS 7: Taking Action FMS 7: Taking Action 29 July 2016 — Peter Grant — FMS bible studies

    This is the final part of our series of First Man Standing Bible studies. Today we finish the series with a Bible study on taking action. How should we live in the light of what we have learnt?

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  • FMS 6: Men and the next generation FMS 6: Men and the next generation 26 July 2016 — Peter Grant — FMS bible studies

    This is the sixth in a series of First Man Standing bible studies. Today’s Bible study reflects on how we can influence the next generation including how we raise our children and mentor the next generation.

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