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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 10 Traits that Characterise the Abusive Mentality 10 Traits that Characterise the Abusive Mentality 24 October 2017 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    ‘He had originally denied the assault but when presented with video evidence changed his plea to guilty.’
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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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  • 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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